Timeline for devolution and the election

Find out the next steps between now and the election of a first Mayor for West Yorkshire.

March 2020 The Combined Authority and the five West Yorkshire councils agree devolution deal with Government
Summer 2020 Eight-week public consultation on draft deal
December 2020 Order laid in Parliament
29 January 2021 Order made and final deal published
8 April 2021 Nominations close
Mid-April 2021 Statutory election booklet sent to all registered voters in West Yorkshire, and uploaded on this website.
19 April 2021 Deadline to register to vote
06 May 2021 Election Day

Related information

  1. Becoming a Mayoral Combined Authority

    On 6 May 2021, residents of West Yorkshire will be able to vote for the first ever Mayor of West Yorkshire. Through partnership we are determined to unleash our region’s full potential and in doing so raise living standards for our communities while making a full contribution to the UK economy.

    Read more about Becoming a Mayoral Combined Authority
  2. The devolution deal

    The deal sets out the new powers, funding and responsibilities which will be transferred from central Government to West Yorkshire. Read the full details.

    Read more about The devolution deal