CONSERVATIVE councillor Karen May has held her seat on Worcestershire County Council representing Clent Hills.

The Bromsgrove District Council leader says she is humbled but relieved to be re-elected.

She said: “We as a party never take anything for granted and its clear the public have been very well informed.

“We have worked together and with the electorate to get these results. We just want to say a massive thank you!”

She told The Advertiser her focus for the division will be to implement faster broadband and great connectivity.

The Bromsgrove Conservatives have gained two seats from labour-controlled Beacon division and Alvechurch previously led by Independent Charlie Hothman.

But have lost their Bromsgrove Central seat to Lib Dem councillor Joshua Robinson.

Councillor May retained her seat for Clent Hills with 2,147 votes closely followed by Independent candidate Steve Colella with 1491 votes. Alan Cooper from the Labour party got 226 votes, Green party candidate Jennifer Eccleston got 168, Lib Dem candidate Sara Woodhouse got 74 and Stan Francis from Reform UK got 43 votes.