Labour make gains at the polls

It's been a bad night at the polls for the Government while Labour's done well in the local elections.

Across the country they have gained almost 400 seats with the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats collectively losing over 380. If this was a general election it would put labour back in power 

Local Elections:

More than 20 councils have been taken over by Labour including Birmingham where MP Jack Dromey 's won..and says the coalition didn't help themselves:

''In recent weeks there's been very strong reaction against the budget.. we will now have a Labour Birmingham. It will be very tough because of the legacy the coalition have left for us but Labour will make a big difference in this city.''

Meanwhile Walsall was a contentious seat but has stayed the same with No Overall Control.

Click below to find out the results in your local election:

Birmingham Council    Labour gain from no overall control.

Cannock Chase    Labour gain from no overall control.

Coventry    - Labour - No change 

Dudley  - Labour gain control from the Conservatives.

Nuneaton and Bedworth   - Labour gain from no overall control

Redditch   - Labour gain control from Conservatives

Rugby   - Conservative -No change

Solihull  - Conservative - No change

Stratford-on-Avon  - Conservative - No change

Tamworth   - Conservative - No change

Walsall  - Remains with no overall control, although Labour have gained a seat and the Conservatives have lost three seats.

Wolverhampton  - Labour - No change

Worcester   - Conservatives lose seats. There is now no overall control.


Mayoral Elections:

The idea of having an elected Mayor for Birmingham has been voted on with the results due out on the afternoon of Friday the 4th of May.

The people of Coventry have already spoken and rejected it alongside Manchester, Nottingham and Bradford.

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