Election 2015 England

Election 2015: Labour's Chris Matheson takes Chester in close battle

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Image caption There were two re-counts at Chester which was won by Labour with a margin of just 93 votes

Labour defeated the Conservatives in the City of Chester by the narrowest of margins, with two re-counts required.

Chris Matheson becomes MP for the constituency, with Conservative Stephen Mosley losing out by just 93 votes.

Chancellor George Osborne increased his majority in Tatton, with the Conservative taking a 58.6% share of the vote.

Mr Osborne tweeted: "Honoured to represent people of Tatton for the next 5 years.

"Will always seek to represent whole community, regardless of how people voted."

Outside the Chester city walls, the Conservatives held all their Cheshire seats, with Crewe & Nantwich, Congleton, Macclesfield, Weaver Vale, Eddisbury and Warrington South all remaining resolutely blue.

Warrington North was a hold for Labour, with Helen Jones increasing her majority. The party also held Halton and Ellesmere Port & Neston.

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