Tracy Brabin elected first Mayor of West Yorkshire

“This election of a Mayor of West Yorkshire marks the start of a new chapter for devolution in the region."

Responding to the election of Tracy Brabin as the first Mayor oWest Yorkshire,  

Ben Still, Managing Director of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, said: 

“This election of a Mayor of West Yorkshire marks the start of a new chapter for devolution in the region. We look forward to supporting the Mayor and the Combined Authority members to deliver better opportunities for economic growth, better transportwhile tackling the climate emergency and improving living standards for all our communities. 

As we emerge from the pandemic, having a Mayor will help us meet our regional challenges and shape our future. Tracy Brabin will act as a figurehead for the region and bring West Yorkshire greater influence within government at national level, including on economic recovery, the power to shape government policy and access further funding.

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  1. A Mayoral Combined Authority

    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.

    Read more about A Mayoral Combined Authority