Election 2016

Conservatives lose control Worcester

Worcester local elections
Image caption The Conservatives lost control of Worcester despite remaining the largest party

The Conservatives have lost control of Worcester after losing two seats.

The Tories remain the largest party in the council but to retain control they needed to win four of the 12 wards contested.

The council now consists of 17 Conservatives, 16 Labour and two Green seats, meaning no party has overall control.

Conservative Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey described it as a "disappointing" result.

But she said: "I wouldn't read too much into the loss of one ward in a council."

Local council election results in the West Midlands

Elsewhere, Labour retained control of Redditch Borough Council and the Conservatives retained their majority on Wyre Forest council, despite losing a seat.

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