Tracy Brabin elected first Mayor of West Yorkshire

On 9 May Tracy Brabin was elected the first Mayor of West Yorkshire. With specific powers on transport, housing, regeneration, finance and policing, the Mayor will work with the Mayoral Combined Authority, council leaders, business representatives and partners for the benefit of the region.

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The new Mayor of West Yorkshire

Tracy Brabin was elected the first Mayor of West Yorkshire on 9 May 2021. Tracy was previously elected as the Member of Parliament for Batley and Spen in 2016, representing her hometown and the area where many of her family still live.

Prior to being elected to Parliament, Tracy worked in the entertainment industry for three decades, appearing in popular television drama including Coronation Street and Emmerdale as well as writing for both Hollyoaks and Shameless. She was also an active political campaigner.

Read Tracy's Mayoral pledges for West Yorkshire.

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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.

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Important Update: Committee and panel meetings during the Covid-19 pandemic

The Combined Authority’s committee and panel meetings will now take place by video conference and, in the interests of openness and transparency, will be live-streamed on our YouTube channel. Agenda and papers will continue to be published on our website five clear days in advance of the meeting.

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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 2020/21 and how we're getting on.