Media playback is unsupported on your device

Elections held on 'Super Thursday'

3 January 2014 Last updated at 11:34 GMT

This year will be a busy year in politics, with elections for seven Midlands seats in the European Parliament, as well as polling in 19 local authorities in the West Midlands.

As Midlands Today political editor, Patrick Burns explains, it is expected to set the scene for next year's general election.

The European and local elections are being held on Thursday 22 May, to bolster turnouts and cut costs.

"Forget 'Super Tuesday' in those US Presidential Elections, we'll have 'Super Thursday'," he predicts.

Most watched

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.