Birmingham & Black Country

Walsall Council opts for minority administration

A West Midlands council has opted for minority rule three weeks after the local elections.

Walsall Council had gone to no overall control after being Conservative-run for the last seven years.

On Wednesday evening the party opted for minority rule at its annual general meeting.

The Tories will rule with just two more seats than Labour after it lost five seats taking it to 28, with Labour gaining eight, now having 26.

The Lib Dems lost one seat taking their total to five.

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