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.
Ukip have won seats at the expense of both the Conservative and Labour parties in local elections, so far. No results are in from London.
ITV News Central reporter Callum Watkinson was at the local election count in Walsall, and has sent this report from the night.