|Metropolitan Borough of Dudley|
|Ceremonial County:||West Midlands|
|Historic County:||Worcestershire, Staffordshire|
| Ranked 247th|
- Total ()
| Ranked |
|Ethnicity:|| 92.0% White|
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
|Leadership:||Leader and Cabinet|
|MPs:||Ian Austin, Sylvia Heal, Ian Pearson, Lynda Waltho|
The present borough was created on 1 April 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972, by a merger of the old County Borough of Dudley, with the municipal boroughs of Halesowen and Stourbridge. At the same time becoming part of the metropolitan county of West Midlands. The area is historically part of the counties of Worcestershire and Staffordshire.
The council has 72 councillors, representing 24 wards. Following the 2008 local elections there were 43 Conservative councillors, 26 Labour councillors, 2 Liberal Democrat councillors, and one UK Independence Party councillor.
The Merry Hill Shopping Centre is situated in the borough.