Devolution for West Yorkshire
With the election of the region’s first Mayor in May 2021, devolution has unlocked significant new funding and powers so we can continue to improve our region and the lives of everyone who lives and works here.
Having a Mayor means decisions currently taken in London will be taken in West Yorkshire, by people who know and understand the region and the places within it. It gives us more influence and the ability to invest in the things that matter locally, such as better transport, skills, housing and regeneration.
Already, funding secured through the devolution deal is making a difference to the lives of people across West Yorkshire, with extra investment in skills, training and employment, supporting businesses, and helping our region recover from the pandemic.
How are we governed?
Our work is led by Combined Authority members and the LEP Board
The Combined Authority is made up of the Mayor of West Yorkshire, 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 ensure transparency, all our decisions are approved at public meetings of the Combined Authority that you can attend or watch online via our webcasting service. You can also take a look at the reports and minutes from all our meetings.