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Summary

  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

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

    Quote Message: 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. from Will Jowett First-time voter
    Will JowettFirst-time voter
  3. 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.

    David Lammy tweet

    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.

  4. 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
  5. 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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  6. 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.

  7. 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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  8. How the 2017 election unfolded in five minutes

    Here are some of the key highlights of the BBC's election night coverage.

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    Video caption: Election 2017: Highlights of TV election night coverage
  9. 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.

    Twitter page
  10. 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.

  11. Tories 'best party for Brexit negotiations'

    Matt Sandoz

    BBC Radio Stoke

    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.

    Quote Message: 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." from Fiona Bruce Congleton's Conservative MP
    Fiona BruceCongleton's Conservative MP
  12. 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".

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    Video caption: New Crewe and Nantwich Labour MP Laura Smith says she is 'blown away' at win
  13. 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.

  14. '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.

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    Video caption: Labour's James Frith won the seat with 25,683 votes

    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."

  15. 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.

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  16. Tories take Southport from Lib Dems

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

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    Video caption: Tories win Southport but 'historic occasion' for Labour

    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.

  17. '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.