Working for a better West Yorkshire

We work across West Yorkshire to develop and deliver policies, programmes and services which directly benefit the people of West Yorkshire.

About us

The Mayor of West Yorkshire

In May 2021, Tracy Brabin was elected Mayor of West Yorkshire, representing the interests of 2.3 million people across the region. The Mayor has responsibility for transport, housing and planning, and finance powers, as well as the functions of the Police and Crime Commissioner, supported by an appointed Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Alison Lowe OBE.

As the Chair of the Combined Authority and Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the Mayor works with partners across the region and beyond to deliver regeneration and economic development, and co-ordinate the long-term programmes that will transform West Yorkshire. The Mayor also brings the region greater influence within Government at national level, including on economic recovery, the power to shape Government policy and access further funding.

Read Tracy Brabin's Mayoral pledges for West Yorkshire.

Learn more about our Mayor

Mayor Tracy Brabin at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Read our Corporate Plan 22 - 23

Everything the Combined Authority delivers involves working in partnership. We work wholly in partnership with the five West Yorkshire local authorities towards shared objectives, centred around the goal of improving the lives of the communities that we serve. Working together we can share expertise, maximise the impact of our funding, and ensure our programmes and investments meet the needs of communities and the region. Read our Corporate Plan in full including our achievements, goals, finances, and people and partnerships.

Latest news across the Authority

  1. Mayor responds to communication workers' industrial action

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    • 28 July 2022

    Today, around 40,000 of Britain’s essential telecoms workers are going on strike for the first time since 1987. These are the same engineers and call centre staff who kept our country going through the pandemic, powering our work-from-home revolution and protecting critical NHS infrastructure.

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Committee and panel meetings

The Combined Authority and LEP have have a number of committees that look specifically at certain areas such as transport, investment, communities and housing, business and innovation, employment and skills, and the environment . Agenda and papers will be published on our website five clear days in advance of the meeting.

Latest Vacancies

  1. Corporate Marketing & Communications Manager - SCP/C6

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    • Strategy, Communications and Policing
    • (M) 48,530 - 56,192

    Grade M| £48,530pa | Location Leeds | Permanent | Full time (up to 37 hours pw) ) Applications for Part Time Job Share will be considered. Closing date: 04 September 2022

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  2. Travel Centre Advisor - TS/C16r

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    • Transport Services
    • (E) 19,100 - 21,744

    Grade E | £18,779 (£19,100 with LW Supplement) pa | Location Halifax | Permanent | Full time -37 hours pw (2-week rota including Saturdays) | Applications for part time / job share will be considered ) | Closing date: 28 August 2022

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  3. Passenger Service Development Manager - TS/C30

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    • Transport Services
    • (M) 48,530 - 56,192

    Grade M | £48,530 pa | Location Leeds | Permanent | Full time (37 hours pw) | Applications for part time / job share will be considered | Closing date: 11 September 2022

    Read more about Passenger Service Development Manager - TS/C30