I have set out the result from Halton below, which shows a 3% swing from Labour to the Conservatives and an increase in our vote.
I am very pleased that we finished well clear of the Liberal Democrats in second place, and very proud of our positive and determined campaign. As I said in my speech after the declaration last night, I congratulate Derek Twigg on his achievement of being returned as the Member for Halton for a fourth time.
I am returning to the Halton Stadium this morning, hoping for more good news from the local election count!
Lib Dem 5,718
Swing of 2.9% from Labour to Conservatives
Conservative vote up 0.3%
Labour majority down 5.2%