The role of the Combined Authority

The devolution deal builds on more than 15 years of successful partnership working between West Yorkshire and other partner councils.

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority brings together the five local authority areas of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, and Wakefield to work together on areas that affect everyone in West Yorkshire including transport, housing and the economy. 

The elected Mayor is a member of the Combined Authority and chairs its meetings. The other members will continue to be: 

  • Five councillors – one from each of the five district councils across the region
  • One member from the City of York Council as a non-constituent council
  • Three additional, elected representatives from opposition groups jointly appointed by the constituent councils

Related information

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