Independent 1. Chief city of the West Midlands, and the biggest local authority in the country. The city also includes Sutton Coldfield which would prefer not to be lumped in with (eg) James Turner Street in Winson Green.
At byelections on 4 May, Labour held Hall Green and the Liberal Democrats held Perry Barr. The city council is to move to all-out elections and single-member wards from 2018.
Next local elections