THE inquest on a disastrous General Election for Labour has already started - event before the results Oldham's three constituencies was confirmed.

Debbie Abrahams' Oldham East and Saddleworth constituency has a 61 per cent chance of turning Conservative according to a MORI exit poll conducted by the BBC.

However, former Labour councillor Shadab Qumer said that he thinks Debbie Abrahams is safe in Oldham East and Saddleworth.

He said: “She’ll have a reduced majority but she’ll be fine."

The likely outcome of the election had Oldham West and Royton Labour candidate and former Oldham Council leader Jim McMahon "shellshocked".

He told Charlotte Green of the Local Democracy Reporting Service: "Obviously Brexit was dominating, & who might be the next prime minister was a factor.

"I got a sense of a lack of optimism that we could achieve what we said we are going to achieve. Just the scale of it, how much is possible in the time that we have got.

"If huge numbers of previous Labour supporters are saying we don’t represent them, then we have got to look at that," he adds.

"It’s staggering when you look at a decade of public service decline, why would people not want hope and optimism?"

McMahon himself is reported to have a 99 per cent chance of holding his seat and similarly, Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner is reported to have a 92 per cent of retaining hers.

Results from the Oldham constituencies are expected between 4am and 5am.