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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.

Wolverhampton Result: Labour keep control

Labour have gained two seats in its stronghold in Wolverhampton Credit: ITV News Central

Labour have held onto control of Wolverhampton City Council, gaining two seats. In contrast the Conservatives lost two seats, and there was no change for the Liberal Democrats or UKIP.

The make-up of the council is now as follows: Lab 45, Con 12, Lib Dem 2, UKIP 1.


Nuneaton & Bedworth Result: Labour keep control

Labour have made gains in Nuneaton Credit: ITV News Central

Labour have retained control of Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council, gaining five seats overnight.

There was disappointment for the Tories, who lost four councillors, but the Green Party gained one seat.

The make up of the council is now as follows: Lab 28, Con 3, Green 2, Ind 1

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.

Solihull result: Greens become biggest opposition party

Conservatives keep control but Greens become official opposition Credit: ITV News Central

The Conservatives have kept control of Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, but the Greens have gained three seats to become the official opposition in the council chamber.

A total of 17 seats were being contested, in which the Conservatives gained one councillor, as did one Independent Ratepayers & Residents candidate, and also one gain for UKIP.

The new makeup of the council is as follows; Con 29, Green 10, Lib Dem 8, Lab 2, Ratepayers 1, UKIP 1

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