VOTERS go to the polls across Dudley today (Thursday) for the long-awaited local and European elections.

Council candidates across the borough and aspiring MEPs across the West Midlands were expected to be making the final push to get those all-important votes that will earn them seats on Dudley Council and in the European Parliament before polling stations close at 10pm tonight.

The ballot papers will be counted at Stourbridge Town Hall, Brierley Hill Civic Hall, Dudley Town Hall and at the Cornbow Hall in Halesowen after the polls close – and the results will be published on our website as they become available.