Chester and Ellesmere Port General Election 2017 results recap: All the action after you headed to the polls
All the latest updates as votes are counted and a new government is elected
by Michael Green, Frances Barrett
Voters across Cheshire West turned out to elect a new government and now election night is here.
We've got reporters stationed at counts across the region to bring you all the atmosphere and action as it happens.
Chief reporter David Holmes has been dispatched to the Northgate Arena to cover the results for the City of Chester, which is one of this election's key marginals after Labour ’s Chris Matheson scraped home with a majority of just 93 votes in 2015. Will he be able to defend his seat or will the Tories or Lib Dems put up a fierce fight?
Carmella De Lucia is in position at Ellesmere Port Civic Hall to see how the results pan out for the usually safe Labour seat of Ellesmere Port and Neston.
Meanwhile Mike Fuller is in Northwich to report on whether the Conservatives' Graham Evans will retain the seat he has held for Weaver Vale since 2010.
And Barry Ellams is at the Winsford Lifestyle Centre to monitor what happens in the traditionally safe Tory seat of Eddisbury.
Stay with us for all the headlines, photos and video as the night unfolds.
Re-elected MP calls snap election decision a 'disaster'
“The election has been a reflection of May’s inept campaign and not the resounding mandate she was hoping for,” said Justin Madders. “Theresa May has well and truly been found out – her decision to call an election has been an absolute disaster.”
Praise from Mayor of Ellesmere Port Nicole Meardon
Weaver Vale Tory says thanks
Message from defeated Weaver Vale Tory
More from Weaver Vale victor
Making history in Weaver Vale
Further afield in Cheshire
It is looking close at the Crewe and Nantwich count at Crewe Lifestyle Centre as it has gone to a recount. The seat has been held by Conservative candidate Edward Timpson since 2008. Laura Smith is the parliamentary candidate for Labour who is looking to cause an upset.
Ellesmere Port signing off
Full Eddisbury result
Antoinette Sandbach has been returned to parliament as Conservative MP for Eddisbury with 29,192 votes. In second place was Cathy Reynolds for Labour with 17,250 votes. Ian Priestner for Lib Dems had 2804 votes Mark Green for the Green Party had 785 votes whilst John Bickley for Ukip took 1109 votes and Morgan Hill had 179 votes for the Pirate Party UK.An emotional Antoinette Sandbach said that were a lot of challenges ahead and a lot of work to be done at Westminster.
Tories hold Eddisbury
Labour's glory moment in Chester
What has happened so far tonight
Labour has held Chester but with a massively increased majority of more than 9,000 votes - compared to the 93 majority managed by Chris Matheson in 2015.
Labour’s Justin Madders retained Ellesmere Port and Neston with an emphatic 11,390 majority.
And Labour enjoyed further success by taking Weaver Vale from the Tories with Mike Amesbury managing a majority of almost 4,000 to oust Tory Graham Evans.
The final Cheshire West and Chester constituency to declare is Eddisbury which is likely to stay with the Tory candidate Antoinette Sandbach.
Full results from Weaver Vale
Weaver Vale won by Labour
Full Chester result
Chris Matheson (Lab) 32,023
Will Gallagher (Con) 22,847
Lizzie Jewkes (Lib Dem) 1,551
Labour holds Chester
Almost there in Chester
Weaver Vale imminent
Message from re-elected Ellesmere Port MP
Latest from Chester - result NOT yet declared
PM holds her seat
Prime Minister Theresa May holds her Maidenhead seat but there is still a swing to Labour
Not a good night in Chester for Lib Dems
Astonishing Chester prediction - from the Tories
Full Ellesmere Port and Neston result
Justin Madders (Lab) 30,137
Nigel Jones (Con) 18,747
Ed Gough (Lib Dem) 892
Fred Fricker (UKIP) 821
Steven Baker (Green) 342
Message from newly re-elected Ellesmere Port MP
Huge vote for Labour in Ellesmere Port
Labour holds Ellesmere Port and Neston
It's a nail-biter at Weaver Vale
Weaver Vale also expected soon
Almost there in Ellesmere Port
Labour confident of Chester success
Ellesmere Port looking good for Labour
Result imminent in Ellesmere Port and Neston
City of Chester result looks to come in one hour earlier than expected
It's the final countdown
Conservative candidate and former MP Antoinette Sandbach is all smiles as she arrives at the Eddisbury Count at Winsford Lifestyle Centre.
She’s not giving interviews until after the declaration which is expected at 4am.
Many Tory activists are glued to the TV looking glum.
Optimism for Lib Dems nationally
Lib Dem candidate Lizzie Jewkes admits she ‘never had much of a chance’ in Chester.
It's a hive of activity over in Weaver Vale
Tory candidate arrives in Weaver Vale
No sign of Graham Evans yet
'People have voted for hope'
Ellesmere Port result could be earlier than predicted