Tories win another majority in Staffordshire and trounce Labour in Cannock - as it happened

See how the local elections unfolded across the Black Country and Staffordshire where the Conservatives made gains on every council.

Conservatives have been celebrating across the region, including in Walsall, pictured
Conservatives have been celebrating across the region, including in Walsall, pictured

The Conservatives have won another comfortable majority in Staffordshire and taken control of Cannock Chase Council.

Staffordshire heavily voted for another Conservative police fire and crime commissioner on Friday and the trend continued on the county council where the Tories now have 57 out of 62 seats.

The Tory majority was confirmed midway through the results being announced and shortly after the party was revealed to have won nine out of the 10 seats on offer in Cannock Chase.

Meanwhile the West Midlands Mayor and police and crime commissioner results were being announced in Birmingham, with Andy Street winning another term.

It comes after a terrible day of results for Labour across the West Midlands and beyond which has left the party once again examining itself and stressing the need for change.

Dudley Council is now under full Tory control after they gained 12 seats in one of the first election results to be announced.

Since then the party has won its first Sandwell councillors since 2012, ending the day with nine seats, and seized control of Walsall Council.

Although Labour have retained control of Wolverhampton Council, deputy leader Louise Miles was one of five councillors to lose their seats to the Tories.

Labour's poor results also saw them lose the Hartlepool constituency for the first time since it was created in 1974.

See how the results across the Black Country and Staffordshire unfolded - may take a moment to load:

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