The Prime Minister, David Cameron, arrived at a community centre near Alfreton in Derbyshire to address the gathering of Conservative party activists.
22 Midlands councils are holding elections on May the 3rd.
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West Midlands Fire Service were called to a factory fire in West Bromwich last night but are still trying to determine the cause today.
A scattering of showers are likely this afternoon, a few of which could be quite heavy.
Andy Dawes, from Walsall, died in a collision as he drove a military vehicle on the A9 near Aviemore in Scotland.