Labour takes Bury Council after drawing lots
Labour has taken control of Bury Council after the result in a crucial seat was determined by the drawing of lots.
Labour chose the longest straw giving it a win in the Ramsbottom seat after three counts could not separate the Conservative and Labour votes.
It meant Labour won 26 seats on Bury Council, giving it a majority of one.
The Tories took 20 seats and the Liberal Democrats five. The council was previously under no overall control.