Labour take control of Birmingham


Labour now control Birmingham City Council. Yesterday’s local election results have given them a majority of 34 seats over the other parties.
Labour 77 councillors
Conservative 28 councillors
Lib Dem 15 councillors

Yesterday, Labour gained 20 seats; Conservatives lost 11 seats and the Lib Dems lost 9 seats.
Councillors will now vote for a council leader. It is certain to be Sir Albert Bore (Labour) who will take the place of Mike Whitby (Conservative). Labour councillors will be appointed to the nine senior cabinet seats which have been occupied by top Conservative and Liberal Democrat councillors for the past eight years. Each cabinet leader is in charge of a separate service, such as housing, planning, children’s services, sport and leisure.

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