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Mayoral elections 2017


Mayoral elections 

Directly elected mayors are local government executive leaders who have been directly elected by the people who live in a local authority area.

The first such political post was the Mayor of London, created as the executive of the Greater London Authority in 2000 as part of a reform of the local government of Greater London. Since the Local Government Act 2000, all of the several hundred principal local councils in England and Wales are required to review their executive arrangements.

Most local authorities opt for the "leader and cabinet" model where the council leader is selected from the councillors, but in some areas the council proposes to adopt the "mayor and cabinet" model.

Following a successful "yes" vote in a local referendum, a directly elected mayor is established to replace the council leader.

Since 2007, councils can adopt the elected mayoral model without a referendum. Most authorities with elected mayors already had a ceremonial mayor and the two roles continue to exist concurrently.

As of May 2015, 16 council areas are using the "mayor and cabinet" model of governance with a directly elected executive mayor.

Six of these mayoral contests will take place in areas representing more than one local authoirty area on 4 May 2017.

Two will take placein metropoitan boroughs (Doncaster and North Tyneside)

 

CAMBRIDGESHIRE AND PETERBOROUGH (East of England)

Robin Howe (Conservative) is the current mayor

Population:  806,700

 

For details of all candidates, click here

 


GREATER MANCHESTER (North West)

Tony Lloyd (Labour) is the interim mayor

Population:  2,732,854

For details of all candidates, click here


LIVERPOOL CITY REGION (North West)

Joe Anderson (Labour) is the current mayor.

Population:  1,517,467

 

For details of all candidates, click here


TEES VALLEY (Noorth East)

Sue Jeffrey (Labour) is the current interim mayor.

Population: 701, 818

 

For details of all candidates, click here


WEST OF ENGLAND (South West)

Matthew Riddle (Conservative) is the current interim mayor.

 

 

For details of all candidates, click here


WEST MIDLANDS (West Midlands)

Bob Sleigh (Conservative) is the current interim mayor.

 

For details of all candidates, click here.



For more details of mayoral elections in the UK, click here

 

DONCASTER  (Yorkshire and Humberside)

 

NORTH TYNESIDE (North East)

 

 

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