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.

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.

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