UKIP make Midlands gains in 2014 Local Elections

All the results of the Local Election 2014 across the Central Region as it happens.

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Wyre Forest result: No overall control

How Wyre Forest District Council looks after the local elections Credit: ITV News Central

Wyre Forest District Council is still under no overall control after the local elections.

The Tories remain the biggest party, despite losing three councillors, while Labour gained one seat to retain its position as the main opposition.

The Independent Community and Health Concern party lost two seats, while UKIP went from having zero to having five.

Revised Cannock Chase result after Tory defection

The Conservatives in Cannock Chase have lost a seat after this morning's election results Credit: ITV News Central

UKIP has become the biggest opposition party at Cannock Chase Council, after a councillor left the Conservatives to become an Independent.

The Tories had six seats in today's results, as did UKIP. But a statement on Cannock Chase Council's website said that Cllr Jodie Jones has become an independent, thereby reducing the number of Tory councillors to five.

Ms Jones' seat in Rawnsley was not in contention last night, but her move now means the make-up of the council has been revised to: Labour - 25 Councillors, UKIP - 6 Councillors, Conservatives - 5 Councillors, Liberal Democrats - 3 Councillors, Independent - 2 Councillors.


First black female elected in landslide Sandwell vote

Councillor John Edwards has tweeted his welcome to Councillor Jackie Taylor, the first black female to be elected onto Sandwell Council.

She held the greets Green and Lyng Ward for the Labour party, with a landslide majority of 1749 votes, beating her UKIP rival more than 2 votes to 1, with Jackie Nock enticing 833 crosses on ballot papers.

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