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  1. Across the North West of England, five seats changed hands
  2. Labour take Bury North, Warrington South, Weaver Vale and Crewe & Nantwich from the Tories
  3. Conservatives win in Southport from Lib Dems
  4. No change across Lancashire from the 2015 general election
  5. Results and reaction on Friday 9 June as hung parliament confirmed

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As it happened: General election 2017 in the North West

That's all for our live blog covering the region's general election results, and what a fascinating 24 hours it's been.

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Our regular North West Live service resumes at 08:00 on Monday.

Thanks for joining us, and have a great weekend.

First-time voter "proud" of his generation

A first-time voter from Burnley says he's "very proud" of his generation, and believes they have taken the "first steps in taking control" of their future.

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Will Jowett from Burnley decided to vote Labour, and hoped Theresa May would step down, although the prime minister made it clear earlier in the day that she had no intention of resigning.

As someone from England, I feel cheated that she is remaining in office because of a party from Northern Ireland. I imagine this is how a lot of Scottish people feel and have felt for a long time.

Will JowettFirst-time voter

Doubts cast over turnout figures for young voters

Was there a 72% turnout for 18 to 24-year-olds voting in the election?

The figure has been widely quoted but doubt has been cast over its origin.

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Although there was an increase in turnout for young people in constituencies with the largest numbers of young people, it was not significantly greater than the increase in turnout in general.

Seats with the highest proportions of 18 to 24-year-olds did have above average swings to Labour, but there were also plenty of seats with big swings to Labour and low proportions of young people.

Future of Brexit negotiations 'worrying', says Labour MP

Labour's Jonathan Reynolds, who kept his seat in Stalybridge & Hyde, has expressed his concern regarding the Conservatives forming a coalition with the DUP.

He said: "May looked absolutely broken. Genuinely worrying to think how she will handle the vital Brexit negotiations".

Jonathan Reynolds MP

Chamber of Commerce fears 'uncertainty' for Lancashire firms

North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce has said the election result has "achieved the outcome of loading more uncertainty" on local firms, who are "already trying to deal with Brexit scenarios" and mounting costs.

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Labour's Margaret Greenwood retains Wirral West

Labour's Margaret Greenwood retained Wirral West, a marginal seat that was targeted heavily by the Conservatives after Esther McVey was ousted after just one term.

Ms Greenwood won 54.3% of the vote and an increased majority of over 5,000 while Conservative Tony Caldeira came second on 42.1%.

Margaret Greenwood

She said she believes Labour have done better than expected because more young people voted.

"People really value public services... and realise that you need a Labour government to get them", she said.

There was a clean sweep for Labour in Wirral as Alison McGovern also held Wirral South, winning 25,871 votes.

Panel announced for Question Time post-election special

Here's the lineup for tonight's Question Time, on BBC1 from 20:30.

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Labour increase majority by more than 9,000 in Chester

In Cheshire, Chris Matheson increased his majority in the marginal seat of Chester by over 9,000, gaining 32,023 votes.

He was defending a slender majority of just 93.

Chris Matheson

Ribble Valley MP says "new governance" needed

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans believes the prime minister's close advisers "have to go", with a call for "new governance".

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Resigning UKIP leader deletes social media accounts

Departing UKIP leader Paul Nuttall appears to have deleted his Twitter account and Facebook page.

Mr Nuttall, from Bootle on Merseyside, resigned this morning after the party failed to win any seats in the general election.

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How Labour and Conservatives performed across Lancashire

There has been no change in the political make-up of Lancashire after the 2017 General Election.

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The county's 16 constituencies are again split, with Labour and Conservative holding onto eight seats each.

Tories 'best party for Brexit negotiations'

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The Conservative Party is the best party to negotiate with the European Union over Brexit, the re-elected Congleton MP says.

Fiona Bruce

With Theresa May's election gamble backfiring and leaving her without an overall majority, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has suggested his party is ready to take on negotiations.

But Fiona Bruce, speaking after she'd increased her majority in Congleton to over 31,000, says the Tories are the best bet for a Brexit deal.

What the government has to do is to negotiate the best possible terms for the country and I am confident that actually the best party to do that is the Conservatives."

Fiona BruceCongleton's Conservative MP

New MP 'blown away' at slender win over Tories

Labour's Laura Smith said she "can't wait" to become Crewe and Nantwich's "voice in Westminster" after she won the seat by the narrowest of margins.

She took the seat from Conservative MP Edward Timpson by just 48 votes in a swing of 9.4%.

"It's really emotional," she said. "I'm an ordinary mum from Crewe, I'm a teacher and I'm fighting for the schools, for the health service".

Labour's successes in Cheshire

It has been a successful night for Labour in Cheshire.

The party gained its target seats Weaver Vale and Warrington South from the Conservatives, and also snatched Crewe & Nantwich by the narrowest of margins.

Labour's Mike Amesbury

Mike Amesbury receiving 26,066 votes in Weaver Vale, a swing of 4.7% from the Conservatives.

In Warrington South, Labour's Faisal Rashid won 29,994 votes, a swing of 4.4%.

Faisal Rashid

And in Crewe & Nantwich, Cheshire mum Laura Smith won by just 48 votes from the Conservative Edward Timpson.

Labour also increased its majority in marginal constituency of Chester to round off a successful night for the party.

'It feels amazing' - Labour's James Frith celebrates Bury North win

Labour are celebrating after taking Bury North from the Conservatives.- their number one target in the North West.

Labour's James Frith won with a majority of 4,375 over Tory candidate David Nuttall, who had held the seat since 2010 - a swing of 5%.

Liberal Democrat Richard Baum came third with 912 votes. There was a 70.9% turnout.

Since its creation in 1983, the seat of Bury North has always returned a member of the party that went on to govern.

Mr Frith said: "I am absolutely determined to do right by the people of Bury North... there is an appetite for a member of parliament to be active, visible, and energetic."

General election 2017: The result in maps and charts

See how the parties performed, where they won and lost votes and where the highest turnout was, with the BBC's interactive maps and charts.


Tories take Southport from Lib Dems

The Conservatives have gained Southport from the Liberal Democrats who have held the seat for almost two decades.

Conservative Damien Moore won 18,541 votes, securing a majority of 2,914 - a swing of 7.6% from the Liberal Democrats who came third.

Labour's Liz Savage was second with 15,627 votes in what she described an "historic occasion" for the party.

Liberal Democrat Sue McGuire, who was selected after former MP John Pugh retired, won 12,661 votes.

'I will not let you down' - Manchester's first Muslim MP

Labour's Afzal Khan held Manchester Gorton for Labour with 35,085 votes - an increase of 7,898 on his predecessor, the late Gerald Kaufman who died earlier this year.

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Mr Khan, who becomes the city's first Muslim MP, said his election after the Manchester bombing sent a "powerful message to the terrorists and the racists".

"I suppose it is the whole campaign, the message and the manifesto and the people of Manchester responding," Mr Khan added.

Conservative Shaden Jaradat came second with 3,355 votes.

Former leader of the Respect Party, George Galloway stood as an independent candidate but came third with 2,615 votes.

Lucy Powell: 'We were wrong about Corbyn'

Labour Manchester Central MP Lucy Powell says she "got it wrong on Jeremy Corbyn".

Powell, who resigned from Mr Corbyn's shadow cabinet in 2016 over his leadership, said she was "really glad" that she and other members of the party were wrong about him.

She held on to the Manchester Central seat with 38,490 votes, increasing her majority by 9,806.

Nigel Evans: "We shot ourselves in the foot"

Conservative Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans has described his party's election campaign as an "absolute disaster".

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Mr Evans said the manifesto was the "worst" one he had fought in 25 years, and said it had cost them the general election.

He held onto his Lancashire seat with 31,919 votes - increasing his majority by 9.2%

Young voters boost Labour share in Manchester and Liverpool

The National Union of Students says a high turnout among young voters boosted Labour's vote share.

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Turnout among young people was significantly higher than in the past three general elections, the NUS said.

Based on official population estimates, the Labour vote was up to 30% on the 2015 election result in the 10 seats with the highest number of young voters, including Manchester Central and Liverpool Riverside.

Corbyn's campaign 'resonated with electorate', says Angela Eagle

Former Labour leadership candidate Angela Eagle retained her seat in Wallasey with 72% of the vote and an increased majority.

She said Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn "fought a great campaign" and praised his "authenticity and honesty" which "resonated with the electorate".

Ex-shadow business secretary Ms Eagle challenged Jeremy Corbyn in the 2016 Labour leadership race before pulling out and backing ex-shadow work and pensions secretary Owen Smith.

Paul Nuttall 'confident' UKIP has a 'great future'

Standing down as UKIP leader, Paul Nuttall said he was "confident" his party had a "great future" as the "guard dogs of Brexit".

Paul Nuttall

UKIP lost their only MP, in Clacton, in Thursday's vote. And Mr Nuttall came third behind the Conservatives and Labour in Boston and Skegness.

Mr Nuttall, from Bootle on Merseyside, resigns with immediate effect, meaning Pete Whittle, London Assembly member is now acting leader.

BreakingUKIP leader Paul Nuttall resigns

Paul Nuttall has announced he is standing down as UKIP leader after his party failed to gain a single seat in Westminster.


Labour's Faisal Rashid 'thrilled' to win Warrington South

Labour's Faisal Rashid said he was "absolutely thrilled" to win Warrington South from the Conservatives.

Mr Rashid received 29,994 votes, while Conservative candidate David Mowat polled 27,445.

What happened to UKIP in the North West?

In the North West, the UKIP vote dropped from 13.6% in 2015 to 3% this time round.

The shift in the UKIP vote is thought to have made a big difference in Bury North, Warrington South and High Peak.

Paul Nuttall

'Worst Conservative manifesto' to blame, says Ribble Valley MP

Ribble Valley Conservative MP Nigel Evans blames "worst manifesto" for party losses.

Re-election as Liverpool Wavertree MP 'a privilege'

How did your constituency vote?

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As the final results come in across the country find out how people in your constituency voted with the BBC Politics results search.

Full results breakdown

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Smiles as Labour's Ann Coffey retains Stockport

Labour's Ann Coffey held on to the Stockport constituency with 26,282 votes, increasing her majority by 4,416 since the general election in 2015.

Ann Coffey

General Election 2017: How things stand in the North West

If you're waking up to news of the general election this morning, here's a round-up of what happened.

With only a handful of seats yet to declare, the country has been left with a hung Parliament, meaning no party has overall majority.

In the North West, it's been a good night for Labour who won four seats from the Conservatives.

The Tories themselves gained one seat from the Liberal Democrats.

Find the results where you live

North West

These are the five North West seats to change hands:

Labour gains from Tories:

Bury North with a majority of 4,375

Crewe and Nantwich with a majority of 48 - declared after two recounts

Warrington South with a majority of 2,549

Weaver Vale with a majority of 3,928

Conservatives gain:

Southport from Liberal Democrats with majority of 2,914 - long serving Lib Dem MP John Pugh stood down in April.

Tatton's new MP Esther McVey and supporters

Esther McVey held on to Tatton for the Tories after ex-chancellor George Osborne stood down in May.

Esther McVey and supporters

Vote of 'confidence for Labour'

Labour MP for Bootle, Peter Dowd, has said this general election was a "vote of confidence in Labour".

What happens in a Hung Parliament? Here's our Q&A guide

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The general election has ended in a hung Parliament, meaning no party can reach an overall majority. So what happens now?

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