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.

The new Mayor of West Yorkshire

Tracy Brabin, the Mayor of West Yorkshire works alongside the leaders of the councils in West Yorkshire (Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, and Wakefield) to help make the region an even better place to live, work, visit and do business.

The Mayor is also responsible for functions previously exercised by the Police and Crime Commissioner including setting out a police and crime plan and determining police and crime objectives.

Read Tracy Brabin's Mayoral pledges for West Yorkshire.

Learn more about our new mayor

  1. 100 Days in Office

    It's been 100 days since the Mayor of West Yorkshire, Tracy Brabin, started her term as the first ever Mayor of West Yorkshire and the first female metro mayor in England. Since then she's already started to deliver on her pledges.

    Read more about 100 Days in Office
  2. What does the Mayor do?

    The Mayor has a number of specific powers. Find out what they are and how they fit with partner councils and the LEP (Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership).

    Read more about What does the Mayor do?
  3. What does the devolution deal mean for local areas?

    The devolution deal gives West Yorkshire communities a greater say about the issues that affect them, plus extra investment to deliver on local priorities. Discover what the devolution deal means for the area of West Yorkshire you live in below.

    Read more about What does the devolution deal mean for local areas?

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. Quarry Hill Tracy Brabin visiting students

    Mayor of West Yorkshire endorses £17million fund to support over 7000 adult learners across West Yorkshire

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    • 21 September 2021

    Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire met with students and teaching staff at Leeds City College Quarry Hill Campus this week, to mark a £17million Grant funding allocation between West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Luminate Education Group.

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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.