Election results: More joy for Conservatives as Andy Street wins West Midlands mayoral race

May 08, 2021 - 07:20 PM - 198 views

The Conservatives have won the West Midlands Combined Authority mayoral election, securing incumbent Andy Street another four years in power.

Mr Street, the former managing director of John Lewis, was elected as the first mayor of West Midlands in 2017.

He has held off a challenge from Labour's Liam Byrne in this year's ballot, picking up 314,669 votes.

Mr Byrne got 267,626 votes.

The result piles more "Super Thursday" misery on Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, as the Tories enjoyed further success in traditionally Labour areas in England - including at the Hartlepool by-election.

It means Boris Johnson has secured what has been called the 'hat-trick' - winning the Hartlepool by-election, and the mayor races in Tees Valley and the West Midlands (UK).

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