Your Mayor

Find out more about the Mayor of West Yorkshire, Tracy Brabin.

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.

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    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).

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  2. FAQs

    Read our most frequently asked questions about being a Mayoral Combined Authority.

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  3. Mayoral Pledges

    My pledges are rooted in the region and have been made with you in mind. I know that I can use the opportunities the West Yorkshire Mayor has to make our communities the best to grow up in, and the best to grow old in.

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