Voting for West Yorkshire's first ever Mayor

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.

First ever Mayor of West Yorkshire

On 6 May 2021, residents of West Yorkshire will be able to vote for the first ever Mayor of West Yorkshire.

The Mayor of West Yorkshire will have a similar role to the Mayors of Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, and other major cities and regions in the UK. This means that more decisions on key issues affecting West Yorkshire communities will be taken in the region instead of by Central Government in London, and that the people of West Yorkshire can directly elect the mayor to represent them.

  1. 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.

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  2. What will the devolution deal mean for local areas?

    The devolution deal will give West Yorkshire communities a greater say about the issues that affect them, plus extra investment to deliver on local priorities. Discover what the devolution deal means for the area of West Yorkshire you live in below.

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  3. What will the Mayor do?

    The Mayor will have a number of specific powers. Find out what they are and how they fit with partner councils and the LEP (Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership).

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  4. The Combined Authority

    The devolution deal builds on more than 15 years of successful partnership working between West Yorkshire councils and the wider Leeds City Region

    Read more about The Combined Authority
  5. Resources

    Read our resources for groups and individuals to find out more about the election and what a Mayor means for you.

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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