Tracy Brabin elected first Mayor of West Yorkshire

“The election of the first Mayor of West Yorkshire takes us another step further in realising our vision for an economically thriving West Yorkshire."

Responding to the election of Tracy Brabin as the first Mayor of West Yorkshire 

Roger Marsh OBE DL, Chair of the LEP and NP11 Group of Northern Local Enterprise Partnerships, said: 

The election of the first Mayor of West Yorkshire takes us another step further in realising our vision for an economically thriving West Yorkshire, where investment in skills, training and education promote good jobs and a highly skilled, diverse workforce that results in stronger, more innovative, productive and resilient businesses. 

I look forward to working with Tracy Brabin on our region’s economic recovery from the pandemic and the long-term prosperity, driving inclusive growth to improve the quality of life for all West Yorkshire residents.

Read the statement from Ben Still, Managing Director of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

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  1. A Mayoral Combined Authority

    On 9 May Tracy Brabin was elected the first Mayor of West Yorkshire. With specific powers on transport, housing, regeneration, finance and policing, the Mayor will work with the Mayoral Combined Authority, council leaders, business representatives and partners for the benefit of the region.

    Read more about A Mayoral Combined Authority