West Midlands Mayor result: Andy Street wins historic election - as it happened
We brought you live updates from across the West Midlands as Andy Street beat Sion Simon to become the region's first ever metro mayor.
- FULL STORY: Andy Street becomes first West Midlands Mayor
- FULL RESULTS: See the full breakdown of results by area here
- PROFILE: Andy Street - from John Lewis boss to West Midlands Mayor
The Conservative candidate finished with 234,862 votes - just 3,766 more than Labour's Sion Simon.
Former John Lewis boss Mr Street had finished the first round with 216,280 votes - just shy of 6,000 votes ahead of Mr Simon (210,259), with second preferences proving crucial.
The four other candidates - Lib Dem Beverley Nielsen (30,378), Green James Burn (24,260), UKIP's Peter Durnell (29,051) and Communist Graham Stevenson (5,696) - were eliminated and the second preferences of people who voted for them were added to Mr Simon's and Mr Street's first round votes.
In the first round, a total of 426,539 votes went to Mr Street and Mr Simon, with just 89,385 split between the other four candidates.
Turnout was 26.7 per cent.