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Sion Simon: 'West Midlands election overshadowed by national issues'

Conservative Andy Street has been elected the first Metro Mayor of the West Midlands.

He beat off Labour MEP and former MP for Birmingham Erdington Sion Simon.

Speaking after the results, Simon said the West Midlands election was overshadowed by national issues.

Second round of counting - the results are in

Sandwell

  • Andy Street - 2,260
  • Siôn Simon - 2,476

Dudley

  • Andy Street - 3,306
  • Siôn Simon - 2,446

Walsall

  • Andy Street - 2,186
  • Siôn Simon - 1,811

Coventry

  • Andy Street -2,213
  • Siôn Simon - 3,236

Solihull

  • Andy Street - 2,981
  • Siôn Simon - 2,256

Wolverhampton

  • Andy Street - 1,712
  • Siôn Simon - 1,96

Birmingham

  • Andy Street - 73,578
  • Siôn Simon - 95,098

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Labour and Conservative left in running for West Midlands Mayor - full declaration and turn out

Labour candidate Siôn Simon and Conservative Andy Street are the two left in the race for the position of West Midlands Mayor.

Labour ahead in Coventry and Wolverhampton in West Midlands Mayoral Elections 2017

Political Correspondent, Alison Mackenzie is at the Barclaycard Arena, one of seven locations, where votes for the first elected West Midlands Metro Mayor are being counted.

Today's confirmed turnout is 26.68%.

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