Local elections 2018: As it happened

The Express & Star brought you live updates and reaction from election counts across the Midlands.

Local election counts are taking place overnight
Local election counts are taking place overnight

In a dramatic night, both Walsall and Dudley councils were left with no party in overall control, while the UKIP vote was almost wiped out across the region.

All result have now been declared in Wolverhampton, Sandwell, Cannock Chase, Walsall and Dudley - with Wyre Forest to come later.

You can read a round-up of Black Country and Staffordshire results here, see how the night unfolded below or read a breakdown of full results from each authority by following these links:

Full ward-by-ward results:

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