General Election 2017: What happened in the North West?

In the North West England, Labour saw a significant rise in vote share, helping Labour to gain four seats from the Conservatives.

The Conservatives held their by-election win of Copeland from Labour and took Southport from the Liberal Democrats. 

Labour’s vote share increased by 10.2% to 54.9% and the Conservatives had a smaller increase of 5.0% to 36.2%.

Turnout was slightly higher here than in the North East, with a turnout of 67.8% of voters, from 64.3% in 2015.

Labour had both the highest turnout and highest majorities in their constituencies; Wirral West had the highest turnout of 78.5%, and Knowsley had the highest majority of a quite incredible 42,414 votes.