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Information - Election of Mayor for the West Midlands Combined Authority - 4th May 2017

Please find below Mayoral Election Information that should be sent out to all registered electors throughout the West Midlands Combined Authority region.

Birmingham - Coventry -  Dudley - Sandwell - Solihull - Walsall - Wolverhampton

The booklet and information must be sent to all electors by law and includes information about this election, and an election address from each of the candidates who wish to be included. As such a household may receive more than one copy.

Further details regarding the election can be found at:

www.wmcaelects.co.uk

There audible were gasps of shock in the council chamber last night (Monday) as the borough's shadow finance boss revealed Dudley Council has spent £1.3million pounds on consultancy fees in the last year.

In his first budget as cabinet member for finance and legal, Councillor Steve Clark revealed the eye-popping figure during an epic five-hour meeting at Dudley Council where the Tories and UKIP blocked a bid by Labour to hike up the council tax by 4.99 per cent.

He told the meeting the amount spent on consultants adds up to nearly £6million over the last four years and he told the Labour group: "You wouldn't have had to consider fortnightly rubbish collections and charging for green waste if you hadn't spent that money on consultancy."