So it’s all over bar the shouting. Congratulations to Basil Beeley for retaining the Stalybridge South seat despite a sustained and professionally fought campaign by KY Marland. Commiserations to Rob Adlard who fought a first class campaign but just couldn’t quite bridge the gap which would have lead him to victory. Well done to the smaller parties for their efforts. You were always going to be squeezed in this election but stay strong and you will live to fight another day. And Labour, well what can you say other than credit where credit is due: they came, they saw, they conquered!