Birmingham & Black Country

Birmingham and Black Country polls close

Counting has started for local council elections across Birmingham and the Black Country.

Six councils in the area are holding elections, including Birmingham, the country's largest local authority.

Voters also took part in European Parliamentary elections which will select seven West Midlands MEPs.

Ballots closed at 22:00 BST and the first of the councils are expected to announce results during the night.

The results of European Parliament elections are due to be declared in the early hours of Monday.