Local election 2024 results LIVE: Andy Burnham re-elected as Greater Manchester mayor as he wins third term

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Andy Burnham speaks after being re-elected as Greater Manchester mayor (Image: Peter Byrne/PA Wire)

Latest results, news, updates and reaction from the local, mayoral and police and crime commissioner elections across England and Wales

The result in the Greater Manchester mayoral election is due this afternoon (Saturday). The result in the race to become the mayor of Salford is also due in the next few hours.

The results are in for all but one area in the 2024 local elections across Greater Manchester. A total of 107 councils held elections in England including all 10 in our region.

A further 11 mayoral contests and 37 police and crime commissioner elections also took place across England and Wales. Among those are mayoral elections in Greater Manchester, Salford and London. Londoners also decided on who will represent them in the London Assembly election.

The first results for Greater Manchester came just before 4am in Wigan, where Labour kept control of the council, losing one seat and gaining one seat from the Conservatives. In Stockport, the council remains in no overall control with the Lib Dems falling one seat short of a majority.

Tameside council remains under the control of Labour, but the party lost three seats – two to independents and one to the Conservatives. In Bolton, the council remains in no overall control with Labour the largest party, gaining three seats but losing five.

Oldham was the final Greater Manchester council to declare results on Friday morning, just before 6am. Labour lost control of the council, gaining just one seat and losing four. Labour had a majority of just one before the night began.

In Rochdale Labour lost two seats to George Galloway’s Workers Party, but still hold 44 of the 60 seats at the town hall.

In Manchester, the council’s deputy leader was ousted by George Galloway’s partyLabour councillor Luthfur Rahman has lost his seat in Longsight to the Workers Party of Britain following a tense battle in which the war in Gaza has been at the forefront of campaigning.

Labour comfortably retained control of Trafford council – and gained two seats, giving the party the highest number of councillors in the authority’s 50-year history.

In Bury, Labour has gained one seat – in the Conservative stronghold of North Manor. The party remains in control.

Salford’s mayoral declaration is on Saturday. The city’s council seats will be announced on Sunday. The Greater Manchester mayoral results will be in on Saturday.

Source:Manchester United Evenning Post

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