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CON GAIN FROM LAB
Change compared with 2017
BBC Radio 5 Live
The Conservatives have gained Leigh in Greater Manchester - a seat held by Labour for almost 100 years.
BBC Radio 5 Live reporter Nick Garnett has been speaking to people at the town's bus station as they head to work.
Bev says she is “shocked and flabbergasted” that the seat has gone Conservative – “especially with the way Leigh is at the moment... it's not good. Predominantly, it was an old mining town so that's never changed, but everything is run down... everything is a second hand shop, there are people lying in doorways.”
Robert says he was told to vote Labour, “to save our NHS”.
Paul didn’t vote but isn’t surprised at the result: “It is all about Brexit isn’t it?
"Over the years they’ve been stalling because Parliament didn't want Brexit and you got the feeling that Labour in the same way have been stalling... because most of the party is Remainers...
"Even though Boris Johnson is not the best choice, he was the only one who's promising to go ahead with Brexit."
Debbie voted Conservative: “To be honest I didn’t think Jeremy Corbyn could do what he said he do. So, fingers crossed, we do Brexit now.
Is it about Brexit or Jeremy Corbyn? "Just a bit both really," Debbie says, "they all say they’re going to do something and nothing ever happens... So fingers crossed they get it done this time."
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Local Democracy Reporting Service
Labour candidate Jo Platt who is defending Leigh for the party has said she encountered a lot of "anger" in her constituency.
Said told the Local Democracy Reporting Service it could be a "traumatic night" for Labour Ms Platt and urged colleagues to start understanding why people were turning away from the party.
James Grundy has been elected as the MP for Leigh, beating Labour's Joanne Platt by 1,965 votes.
The Conservative Party overturned a 9,554 vote majority to take the formerly Labour-held seat.
Labour had held the seat since 1918.
The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, served as MP for Leigh until 2017.
James Melly of the Brexit Party came third and Liberal Democrat Mark Clayton came fourth.
Voter turnout was down by 0.8 percentage points since the last general election.
Nearly 47,000 people, 60.7% of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.
Three of the six candidates, Mark Clayton (Liberal Democrat), Ann O'Bern (independent) and Leon Peters (UKIP) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.
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The Conservatives have taken Leigh from Labour.
For the first time in nearly 100 years the Conservatives have won the seat of Leigh with a 2,000 majority.
Joanne Platt holds the Leigh seat for Labour, which was recently vacated by Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham.