The West Midlands Combined Authority Mayoral Election polls closed last night at 10pm and ballot boxes were brought into the Birmingham Barclaycard Arena, ready for the official count this morning.

We’ll be bringing you live updates from the count, and results as they are announced. The latest updates will be posted at the top of the feed below:

5.10pm | Andy Street is announced as the new West Midlands Mayor…

Conservative candidate Andy Street has been elected the first-ever West Midlands MayorPaul Stringer
Conservative candidate Andy Street has been elected the first-ever West Midlands Mayor

5.05pm | Final second round votes result announcement…


4.45pm | More photos…

Birmingham Hodge Hill MP Liam Byrne takes a photo during the West Midlands Mayoral Election vote countAdam Yosef
Birmingham Hodge Hill MP Liam Byrne takes a photo during the West Midlands Mayoral Election vote count

4.29pm | Wolverhampton second count results are in…


4.10pm | West Midlands second count results coming in…

Second preference results from around the West Midlands are coming in now. Still waiting on Wolverhampton and Birmingham:


3.15pm | Catch up with Green candidate James Burn


2.20pm | First round WM results

First round results for the West Midlands Mayoral Election are:

Andy Street | Conservative – 216,280
Sion Simon | Labour – 210,259
Beverley Nielsen | Lib Dem 30,378
Pete Durnell | UKIP 29,051
James Burn | Green 24,260
Graham Stevenson | Comm 5,696


1.50am | Some more nice photos…

Final results are expected at 2pm. In the meantime, here’s some more photos from the West Midlands Mayoral Election count:

A Labour supporter checks his phone at the West Midlands Mayoral Election vote count in BirminghamPaul Stringer
A Labour supporter checks his phone at the West Midlands Mayoral Election vote count in Birmingham
A Labour supporter applauds the Birmingham results for the first round of the West Midlands Mayoral ElectionPaul Stringer
A Labour supporter applauds the Birmingham results for the first round of the West Midlands Mayoral Election
Journalists gather for West Midlands Mayoral Election announcements at the Barclaycard Arena in BirminghamPaul Stringer
Journalists gather for West Midlands Mayoral Election announcements at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham
Labour's Liz Clements delivers a speech following her Hall Green by-election winPaul Stringer
Labour’s Liz Clements delivers a speech following her Hall Green by-election win
A red Labour Party rosette at the West Midlands Mayoral Election vote count in BirminghamPaul Stringer
A red Labour Party rosette at the West Midlands Mayoral Election vote count in Birmingham
Politicians and supporters gather for West Midlands Mayoral Election announcements at the Barclaycard Arena in BirminghamStaff Reporter | I Am Birmingham
Politicians and supporters gather for West Midlands Mayoral Election announcements at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham
Two men watch the West Midlands Mayoral Election count in BirminghamPaul Stringer
Two men watch the West Midlands Mayoral Election count in Birmingham
The West Midlands Mayoral Election count at the Birmingham Barclaycard ArenaPaul Stringer
The West Midlands Mayoral Election count at the Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
Communist candidate Graham Stevenson chats to supporters at the West Midlands Mayoral Election count in BirminghamPaul Stringer
Communist candidate Graham Stevenson chats to supporters at the West Midlands Mayoral Election count in Birmingham
Sky News' Adam Boulton chats to ITV News correspondent Dan Rivers during the West Midlands Mayoral Election count in BirminghamPaul Stringer
Sky News’ Adam Boulton chats to ITV News correspondent Dan Rivers during the West Midlands Mayoral Election count in Birmingham
BBC Midlands Today correspondent Patrick Burns waits for updates at the West Midlands Mayoral Election vote count in BirminghamPaul Stringer
BBC Midlands Today correspondent Patrick Burns waits for updates at the West Midlands Mayoral Election vote count in Birmingham

1.40pm | First round WM Mayor Election results for Birmingham

The first round of the West Midlands Mayoral election results for Birmingham are in:

James Burn | Green – 9,787
Pete Durnell | UKIP – 7,537
Beverley Nielsen | Lib Dem – 14,840
Sion Simon | Labour – 95,098
Graham Stevenson | Communist – 2,312
Andy Street | Conservative – 73,578


12.35am | We catch up with Beverley Nielsen at the count…


12.35am | Hall Green by-election result

The results for the Hall Green council by-election are in:

Obaid Khan | Conservative – 1683
Gareth Courage | Green – 307
Liz Clements | Labour – 3138
Tanveer Choudhry | LibDem – 1889
Alan Blumenthal | UKIP – 462


Here’s the new Lib Dem councillor Mooriam Jan…

New Perry Barr councillor Mooriam Jan beams as Lib Dems hold the ward following a by-electionAdam Yosef
New Perry Barr councillor Morriam Jan beams as Lib Dems hold the ward following a by-election
New Perry Barr councillor Mooriam Jan celebrates her win with fellow Lib Dem councillorsAdam Yosef
New Perry Barr councillor Morriam Jan celebrates her win with fellow Lib Dem councillors

11.55am | VIDEO: Morriam Jan elected as Birmingham Perry Barr councillor


11.50am | Perry Barr by-election result

The results for the Perry Barr council by-election are in:

Minu Sungu | Conservative – 558
Matthew Ford | Green – 314
Mohammed Hanif | Labour – 2156
Morriam Jan | LibDem – 2387

The Liberal Democrats HOLD.

The Election Officer announces the Perry Barr council by-election resultAdam Yosef
The Retuning Officer for Birmingham Kate Charlton announces the Perry Barr council by-election result

11.00am | More photos…

More pictures from the West Midlands Metro Mayor election count…

Labour councillors oversee and observe the West Midlands Mayoral Election vote count at the Birmingham Barclaycard ArenaAdam Yosef
Labour councillors oversee and observe the West Midlands Mayoral Election vote count at the Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
Green Party candidate James Burns seems to be in good spirits at the West Midlands Mayoral Election vote count at the Birmingham Barclaycard ArenaAdam Yosef
Green Party candidate James Burns seems to be in good spirits at the West Midlands Mayoral Election vote count at the Birmingham Barclaycard Arena

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10.00am | How it’s looking…

Here’s some pictures from the West Midlands Metro Mayor election count so far…

The West Midlands Mayoral Election vote count gets underway at the Barclaycard Arena in BirminghamAdam Yosef
The West Midlands Mayoral Election vote count gets underway at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham
The West Midlands Mayoral Election vote count gets underway at the Barclaycard Arena in BirminghamAdam Yosef
The West Midlands Mayoral Election vote count gets underway at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham
The West Midlands Mayoral Election vote count gets underway at the Barclaycard Arena in BirminghamAdam Yosef
The West Midlands Mayoral Election vote count gets underway at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham
The West Midlands Mayoral Election vote count gets underway at the Barclaycard Arena in BirminghamAdam Yosef
The West Midlands Mayoral Election vote count gets underway at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham
BCU Journalism student Samuel Gould captures the vote count at the The West Midlands Mayoral Election vote 2017Adam Yosef
BCU Journalism student Samuel Gould captures the vote count for the The West Midlands Mayoral Election vote 2017
Birmingham Mail photographer Darren Quinton photographs the vote count for the The West Midlands Mayoral Election vote 2017Staff Reporter | I Am Birmingham
Birmingham Mail photographer Darren Quinton photographs the vote count for the The West Midlands Mayoral Election vote 2017
A ballot box is brought into the Birmingham Barclaycard Arena during the West Midlands Mayoral Election vote countAdam Yosef
A ballot box is brought into the Birmingham Barclaycard Arena during the West Midlands Mayoral Election vote count
A ballot box is brought into the Birmingham Barclaycard Arena during the West Midlands Mayoral Election vote countStaff Reporter | I Am Birmingham
A ballot box is brought into the Birmingham Barclaycard Arena during the West Midlands Mayoral Election vote count
Political party members observe the official West Midlands Mayoral Election vote count at the Birmingham Barclaycard ArenaAdam Yosef
Political party members observe the official West Midlands Mayoral Election vote count at the Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
Birmingham City Council leader Cllr John Clancy at the West Midlands Mayoral Election vote count at the Birmingham Barclaycard ArenaAdam Yosef
Birmingham City Council leader Cllr John Clancy at the West Midlands Mayoral Election vote count at the Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
Labour councillors chat during the West Midlands Mayoral Election vote count at the Birmingham Barclaycard ArenaAdam Yosef
Labour councillors chat during the West Midlands Mayoral Election vote count at the Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
The official West Midlands Mayoral Election vote count at the Birmingham Barclaycard ArenaStaff Reporter | I Am Birmingham
The official West Midlands Mayoral Election vote count at the Birmingham Barclaycard Arena

9.30am

A reminder of the six candidates who are standing in the West Midlands Metro Mayor election:

Who are the candidates?

James Burn | Green Party
Pete Durnell | UK Independence Party (UKIP)
Beverley Anne Nielsen | Liberal Democrats
Siôn Llewelyn Simon | Labour and Co-operative Party
Graham John Stevenson | Communist
Andy Street | The Conservative Party Candidate

Read more about these candidates here.


9.00am

The West Midlands Combined Authority Mayoral Election polls closed last night at 10pm and ballot boxes were brought into the Birmingham Barclaycard Arena, ready for the official count this morning.

Counting has begun at the venue this morning. First round results are expected at 1pm.

Counting started at 9am and results for each round and  local authority area will be made available when they become known.

An announcement will be made when a new set of results is confirmed, but the results themselves will not be read out other than the overall first round and second round results, which will be announced by the returning officer.

According to election officials:

“The first round results are expected to be declared at around 1pm, with final second round results by 6pm, however, these are only estimates.”

By-election results are expected around the same time as first round result and will be announced by the returning officer.

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All results will also be made available on www.wmcaelects.co.uk, the official website for the West Midlands Combined Authority.

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