Labour's James Frith has expressed his determination to work hard for residents and has set out his priorities after winning back his Bury North seat. 

Mr Frith served as MP for the area between 2017 and 2019 before losing to Conservative James Daly at the last General Election by just 105 votes, making it the most marginal seat in the country.

But this time round Mr Frith won emphatically, polling 19,625 votes, beating runner-up Mr Daly, who received 12,681 votes.

Mr Frith said: "I feel terrific, I am determined to restore people's trust in me and faith in politics and repay that."

Sharing his priorities now he has been elected, he has pledged to tackle child poverty, waiting times at Fairfield General Hospital, and boost the local economy, which includes helping to secure employment and championing businesses in the borough.

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Speaking about issues that have arose on the doorstep during his campaign, Mr Frith said: "People are hard up, they're fed up. I am delighted so many people voted for a changed Labour party to change Britain.

"And I'm determined to repay that faith that they've shown, and whether people voted for me or not I will work tirelessly for them and I will do my best."

In a speech following the announcement of his win, which drew a cheer from his party colleagues, Mr Frith thanked those who have supported his campaign and praised Mr Daly for his five years of service.

"I will be a voice for all, I will do my best for you," he added.

Lynda Rosewell of Reform UK finished third with 7,385 votes, Shafat Ali of the Workers Party got 1,917 votes, Owain Sutton of the Green Party got 1,747, Mark Alcock of the Liberal Democrats achieved 1,317, independent Anwarul Haq got 571 and independent Spencer Donnelly attracted 277 votes.