Democracy and governance

West Yorkshire Combined Authority is committed to upholding the highest standards of governance and conducting its activities with the principles of openness and transparency.

Our work is led by Combined Authority members and the LEP Board. The Combined Authority’s membership is made up of democratically elected councillors from our West Yorkshire partner councils of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield, plus York and the Chair of the LEP. 

The LEP Board brings together business and council leaders to ensure that we deliver services and investment across the full City Region and supports businesses to grow.   

To facilitate transparency, the Combined Authority and its committees all take decisions at meetings held in public, all of which you can attend and you can see the papers online. In addition, you can watch the meetings of the Combined Authority Board online via our webcasting service. You can also take a look at the reports and minutes from all our committee meetings.

Find out more about how we make decisions, how we are managed and the information we share.

  1. Committees and meetings

    In this section you can access a wide range of information and documents relating to the Combined Authority’s committees, meetings and decisions.

    Read more about Committees and meetings
  2. Freedom of Information and transparency

    The West Yorkshire Combined Authority is committed to open government, transparency and the proactive release of the information it holds under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

    Read more about Freedom of Information and transparency
  3. Funding and spending

    West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s total income in 2019/20 is £398 million - find out where our revenue comes from and how we spend it to support the growth and prosperity of the region.

    Read more about Funding and spending
  4. Scrutiny

    Find out more about scrutiny at the Combined Authority and how you can get involved.

    Read more about Scrutiny
  5. FAQs

    Below are commonly asked questions about the structure of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and how it is run.

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