Unlocking potential, accelerating growth

We work in partnership with local councils and businesses to ensure that everyone in our region benefits from a strong, successful economy and a modern, accessible transport network.

About us

The Mayor of West Yorkshire

In May 2021, Tracy Brabin was elected Mayor of West Yorkshire, representing the interests of 2.3 million people across the region. The Mayor has responsibility for transport, housing and planning, and finance powers, as well as the functions of the Police and Crime Commissioner, supported by an appointed Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Alison Lowe OBE.

As the Chair of the Combined Authority and Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the Mayor works with partners across the region and beyond to deliver regeneration and economic development, and co-ordinate the long-term programmes that will transform West Yorkshire. The Mayor also brings the region greater influence within Government at national level, including on economic recovery, the power to shape Government policy and access further funding.

Read Tracy Brabin's Mayoral pledges for West Yorkshire.

Learn more about our Mayor

Mayor Tracy Brabin at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

COVID-19, help for people and communities

We work in partnership with local councils and businesses to ensure that everyone in our region benefits from a strong, successful economy and a modern, accessible transport network. We are working hard to support the region in response to covid-19 during this challenging time. Please check your journey before you travel and follow social distancing guidelines. There are measures in place to help businesses at this difficult time.

Latest news across the Authority

  1. Mayor's statement on Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill

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    • 21 June 2022

    The Mayor of West Yorkshire, Tracy Brabin, has issued a statement, following her appearance at the House of Commons Public Bill Committee to give evidence in response to the Government’s Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill.

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Committee and panel meetings

The Combined Authority and LEP have have a number of committees that look specifically at certain areas such as transport, investment, communities and housing, business and innovation, employment and skills, and the environment . Agenda and papers will be published on our website five clear days in advance of the meeting.

Latest Vacancies

  1. Lead Evaluation Officer (Culture) SCP/R4

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    • Strategy, Communications and Policing
    • (K) 36,951 - 42,786

    Grade K | £36,951 pa | Location Leeds | Permanent (funded for 3 years) | Full time (up to 37 hours) Requests for part time / job share will be considered | Closing date: 17 July 2022

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  2. Receptionist - Part Time - TS/C36h

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    • (C) 17,190 - 19,620
    • Customer services

    Grade C | £18,238 (£19,100 with LW supplement) pa pro rata | Location Leeds | Permanent | Part time - 25 hours per week (5 day rota) | Closing date: 3 July 2022

    Read more about Receptionist - Part Time - TS/C36h
  3. Project Manager - D/I6o

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    • Delivery and projects
    • (K) 36,951 - 42,786

    Grade K | £36,951 pa | Location Leeds | Permanent | Full time (up to 37 hours) Requests for part time / job share will be considered | Closing date: 17 July 2022

    Read more about Project Manager - D/I6o

Our priorities and how we're doing

We want our region to be recognised globally as a strong, successful economy where everyone can build great businesses, careers and lives. We bring together local councils and businesses to achieve this vision, so that everyone in our region can benefit from economic prosperity and a modern, accessible transport network. You can find out more about our priorities and plans for 2021/22 and how we're getting on.