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Local elections: Results and reaction as Tories get mixed bag in West Midlands polls

Results from the local elections in the Black Country are in.

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Votes have been counted through the night, and more will be counted on Friday morning

Counts have been held throughout the night at Dudley, Sandwell and Wolverhampton Councils, while Walsall and Cannock Chase in Staffordshire held their counts on Friday.

There has been no overall change in control for the Black Country. Dudley and Walsall remain in Tory hands, Sandwell and Wolverhampton have stayed under Labour control.

The first overnight results started coming in at around 1.15am with Sandwell Council becoming the first authority to declare all its results at 2.55am.

In the end there were no massive changes in the region from the overnight counts compared to other parts of the country.

The Conservatives picked up three more seats in Sandwell, while there was an exchange of seats between them and Labour in Wolverhampton.

Walsall's Conservatives reinforced their control in taking one seat from Labour, as did the ruling Conservative group in Cannock Chase.

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