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General Election 2024 coverage from Bury and Rochdale

The polls have closed, and the ballot boxes are being brought into the count centres up and down the country. Follow our live blog throughout the night:

We are broadcasting live from the General Election - tune in from 9:50pm.

04:25   Josh Reid

And our final result for the night sees Christian Wakeford remain as the MP for Bury South in another result for the Labour Party.

Labour: 19,247

Conservative: 9,886

Reform UK: 6,865

Green: 2,715

Liberal Democrats: 1,796

Workers Party: 1,023

Michael Elston (Independent): 277

England Democrats: 224

Communist Party: 181

04:15   Josh Reid

LABOUR GAIN BURY NORTH from the Conservatives. James Frith has 19,625 votes. 

Labour: 19,625

Conservative: 12,681

Reform UK: 7,385

Workers Party: 1,917

Green: 1,747

Liberal Democrats: 1,317

Anwarul Haq (Independent): 571

Spencer Donnelly (Independent): 277

03:06   Josh Reid

BREAKING from Heywood and Middleton North as we have another Labour gain from the Conservatives. Elsie Bundell making her speech now.

Labour: 15,069

Reform UK: 8,987

Conservative: 6,423

Chris Furlong (Independent): 4,349

Liberal Democrat: 2,302

02:42   Josh Reid

BREAKING from Rochdale as George Galloway has lost his seat to Labour's Paul Waugh with a majority of 1,539.

Galloway has not turned up to the count by the looks of it.

Labour: 13,0237

Workers Party: 11,587

Reform UK: 6,773

Conservative: 4,273

Liberal Democrats: 2,816

Green: 1,212

01:38   Josh Reid

Turnouts of some of the counts have been announced. In Bury North, 59% of the electorate and in Bury South, 56%. These are down from 10% and 8% in 2019 respectively.

The Rochdale turn out is 55%, down 3%.

Labour are currently on 9 seats and the Liberal Democrats have just gained their first seat from the Conservatives in Harrogate & Knaresborough.

00:23   Josh Reid

We've had our first Conservative gain of the election in Swindon South. Robert Buckland has lost his seat to Labour's Heidi Alexander with a majority of 9,606.

23:22   Josh Reid

The first result has come in at Houghton and Sunderland South. Bridget Phillipson, the former Shadow Secretary of State for Education, has held her seat for Labour with a 7,179 vote majority.

Importantly, there's been a 3.4% swing from Labour to Reform, who have 11,668 votes. Could this be the story of the night?

23:04   Josh Reid

The broadcasters' Exit Poll is predicting that all of the seats in the area, Bury North, Bury North, and Rochdale will be gained by Labour. Heywood & Middleton is also expected to be held by Labour.

We're expecting our first declaration by either Newcastle Central, Blythe Valley, or Sunderland South in around 15 minutes.

Remember you can watch or listen to our live coverage at the top of the page.

22:00   Josh Reid

Labour is on course for a landslide general election victory according to the broadcasters' Exit Poll - which has just been released.

As official counting gets underway, the IPSOS UK poll for Sky News, the BBC and ITV News is predicting Sir Keir Starmer's party will win 410 seats, with the Conservatives well behind with 131.

The numbers suggest he'll become Prime Minister with an overall majority of 170 which would fall just short of the 179 Tony Blair secured in 1997.

The Liberal Democrats are forecast to win 61 seats and the SNP 10.

While Nigel Farage's Reform party is predicted to win 13 seats - although analysts say that figure is highly uncertain.

21:24   David Murphy

We are now starting our LIVE coverage throughout the evening of the General Election, during the night the team will be broadcasting on-air live, bringing you interviews, discussions and results. 

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