Labour is now the largest party on Bolton Council winning 26 seats.

The Conservatives lost 10 seats and now have 16.

The Liberal Democrats gained a seat.

Horwich and Blackrod Independent’s swept the board in the town to leave them with six members, tripling their group’s number at the Town Hall.

One Kearsley took all three seats in the Kearsley ward and Farnworth and Kearsley First now have two members, down from three.

Labour took two seats from the Conservatives in Rumworth ward and gained other seats from them in Astley Bridge, Hulton and Breightmet.

Cabinet member Toby Hewitt lost his seat in Hulton but other leading Conservatives including current council leader Martyn Cox and cabinet members Andy Morgan, Adele Warren, Nadim Muslim and Hilary Fairclough retained their councillor status.

Full results here

The former leader of Oldham Council, Sean Fielding made his political comeback by being being elected as a Labour councillor for Breightmet.

Photographer Henry Lisowski captured the night