Video comment: This is why local elections really matter
Local elections are the lifeblood of British democracy, and even though turnout's sometimes low, their importance cannot be overstated.
At the Star, we cover local politics more comprehensively than anyone else in the region and we spoke to dozens of candidates on Thursday and Friday.
With that in mind, we produced the below short election film, in an attempt to capture why local elections really matter. Enjoy!
South Staffordshire - see full results
Stafford - see full results
Wyre Forest - see full results
Telford and Wrekin - see full results