Independent 1. Engineering centre in the West Midlands. Created a city in 2000; now larger than Coventry and the second largest city in the West Midlands.
There are vacant seats in Blakenhall, Bushbury North, Bushbury South and Low Hill, and Heath Town wards (all four held by Labour) and Tettenhall Wightwick (held by the Conservatives). Harman Banger (East Park) has been suspended by the Labour group.
Next local elections