GRAHAM Evans has retained his Weaver Vale seat, it has just been announced.

The Conservative polled 20,227 votes beating Julia Tickridge who got 19,421 for the Labour Party.

The full results are:

Chris Copeman Green Party - 1183
Mary Di Mauro Liberal Democrat - 1395
Graham Evans Conservative - 20227
Julia Tickridge  Labour - 19421
Joseph James Whyte  Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition - 94
Amos Wright  UK Independence Party - 4547