Manchester

Polls close in Greater Manchester metropolitan mayoral election

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Image caption Plans for an elected mayor in charge of Greater Manchester's devolved powers were announced in 2014

Polling stations have closed in the election for Greater Manchester's first metropolitan mayor.

Voting has ended across the region's 10 borough council areas of Manchester, Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan.

The results are expected on Friday afternoon.

The mayor will lead the region's combined authority, working alongside existing council leaders.

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