Dudley: Former Conservative group leader Les Jones (Pedmore and Stourbridge East ward) and his wife Karen Shakespeare (Halesowen North ward), who left the Conservative group to sit as Independent Conservatives in May 2013, have returned to the fold.
Walsall: The Labour Party motion to remove the Conservative leader of the council was not carried at the annual meeting on 18 June. As there is a byelection due in the Labour-held ward of Birchills-Leamore, the party has said it will try again after the poll there.
Wyre Forest: The Conservatives have formed an alliance with the Independent and Liberal group to run the council. Their coalition does not have an overall majority.