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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X-Factor winner Sam Bailey is gearing up for a 100-mile charity bike ride.
East Midlands weather: Starting dry, with clouds thickening
West Midlands weather: Staying dry overnight with some patchy amounts of cloud and clear spells developing