We asked each of the winning candidates for a reaction to last week’s election results. We will post as we get them.

Valerie Seabright (Labour) is the newly elected councillor for Kings Norton Ward:

Today the newly elected councillors in Birmingham were officially sworn in. Northfield constituency now has a majority of Labour councillors and with the strength of unity that brings we will be able to ensure the localisation and devolution agenda will implemented so that residents in each of our wards will have a bigger say.

I am delighted to be representing Kings Norton and have already started picking up casework identified during our campaign. Many thanks to those people in Kings Norton who signalled for a change and have recognised the work my other two colleagues Steve Bedser and Peter Griffiths have started.

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