Voters will head to the polls next month for elections that were postponed last year due to the pandemic.
Elections for 143 local authorities in England will take place on May 6, as well as polls for regional metro mayors and police and crime commissioners.
The four Black Country authorities will each see one third of council seats go before voters.
In Dudley, 26 seats are up for grabs. The deadline to register to vote is 11.59pm on April 19, while the deadline to register for a postal vote is 5pm the following day.
Scroll down to see the candidates in every ward across the borough and keep following the Express & Star's elections page for the latest news and full previews.
Dudley Council make-up
Current state of play: Conservative 34, Labour 35, Independent 2, vacant 1
Last time these seats were contested: 2016
Result in 2016: Labour 14, Conservative 10, Ukip 1
Seats up for grabs: 26 seats in 24 wards. There are two wards with two seats up for election: Belle Vale and Kingswinford North & Wall Heath.
Full list of 2021 candidates
*Denotes party that won seat in 2016
Amblecote: Ellen Cobb (Lab)*, Ian Flynn (Lib Dem), Adrian Mabe (Green), Kamran Razzaq (Cons), Jake Woodley (Indep)
Belle Vale (two seats): Daniel Bevan (Cons)*, Peter Dobb (Cons), Bill McComish (Green), Marjorie Pounder (Lib Dem), Savannah Southorn (Lab), Andrew Tromans (Lab)
Brierley Hill: Clare Bramall (Lib Dem), Trevor Bunn (Reform UK), Serena Craigie (Lab)*, Adam Davies (Cons)
Brockmoor & Pensnett: Rebbekah Collins (Cons), Steve Edwards (BCP), John Martin (Lab)*
Castle & Priory: Margaret Aston (Lab)*, Liz Tilly (Lib Dem), Mark Webb (Cons)
Coseley East: Lynette Corfield (Cons), Sue Ridney (Lab)*, Helen Wimlett (Ukip)
Cradley & Wollescote: Natalie Neale (Cons), Gaye Partridge (Lab)*, Ryan Priest (Lib Dem), Sarah Smith (BCP)
Gornal: Marian Howard (Lab), Mollie Priest (Lib Dem), David Stanley (Cons)*, Stuart Turner (SDP), Phil Wimlett (Ukip)
Halesowen North: Hilary Bills (Lab)*, Stuart Henley (Cons), Andrew McKay (Lib Dem)
Halesowen South: Derek Campbell (Lib Dem), Nick Gregory (BCP), Donella Russell (Lab), David Vickers (Cons)*, James Windridge (Green)
Hayley Green & Cradley South: Tony Barnsley (Lab), Ruth Buttery (Cons)*, John Payne (Green), Ethan Stafford (Lib Dem)
Kingswinford North & Wall Heath (two seats): Phil Atkins (Cons), Richard Lloyd (Lab)*, Shaz Saleem (Cons), David Sheppard (Lib Dem), Adam Woodhall (Lab)
Kingswinford South: Elizabeth Geeves (Lib Dem), Luke Johnson (Cons)*, Daniel Round (Lab)
Lye & Stourbridge North: Dave Borley (Cons), Gary Farmer (Libertarian), Abdul Qadus (Lib Dem), Maz Qari (Lab)*, Lawrence Rowlett (Green)
Netherton Woodside & St Andrew’s: Helen Betts-Patel (Lab)*, Damian Corfield (Cons), Tracey Gregg (Lib Dem), Alexander Wright (Green)
Norton: Pam Archer (Green), Christopher Bramall (Lib Dem), Laura Taylor (Cons)*, Paul White (Lab), Tim Woodley (Indep)
Pedmore & Stourbridge East: James Clinton (Cons)*, Simon Hanson (Lib Dem), Catherine Maguire (Green), Rachel Tudor (Lab), Glen Wilson (BCP)
Quarry Bank & Dudley Wood: Rob Clinton (Cons), Richard Priest (Lib Dem), Brian Roe (Lab)*, Jason Sprintall (Green)
Sedgley: Steve Beardsmore (Lab), Martin Day (Libertarian), Michael Evans (Cons)*
St James’s: Asif Ahmed (Lab)*, Alison Miller (Lib Dem), Wayne Sullivan (Cons)
St Thomas’s: Shaukat Ali (Lab)*, Nicola Fisher (TUSC), Sajid Hanif (Cons), Sofie Harris (Lib Dem)
Upper Gornal & Woodsetton: Keiran Casey (Lab)*, Rich Colley (Ukip), Andy Griffin (Reform UK), Benjamin Perry (Lib Dem), Mark Westwood (Cons)
Wollaston & Stourbridge Town: Jonathan Bramall (Lib Dem), Cat Eccles (Lab), Alan Hopwood (Cons)*, Maxim Lowe (BCP), Andi Mohr (Green)
Wordsley: Muhammad Ikhlaq (Lab), Kerry Lewis (Cons) *won seat as Ukip, Elaine Sheppard (Lib Dem), Jennifer Slater-Reid (Green)