Labour 'worked hard' for Birmingham votes


Labour has taken overall control of Birmingham City Council for the first time since 2004.

The party claimed a 34-seat majority after winning half of the 40 seats being contested.

Leader of the labour group Sir Albert Bore said the party had worked hard to win control of one of the biggest local authorities in Europe.

Mike Whitby, former leader of the Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition, said he was proud of the legacy left by the outgoing administration.

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