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Walsall: Labour to seek a deal with the Liberal Democrats

Labour is still the largest party on Walsall Council but lacks the seats for a majority, leaving them in roughly the same position they were in before yesterday's poll.

Of the twenty seats contested Labour lost one to the Conservatives and gained two - taking their total on the council to twenty eight.

The Tories lost the city centre St Mathews ward to Labour but took Bloxwich West from them, remaining at twenty five seats overall.

Two Liberal Democrats on the council defended their seats successfully. Labour leader Sean Coughlan says he will now seek a deal with them.

The UKIP presence on the council remains at three councillors, with the number of Independents reducing to two.

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