- Six major city regions across England have elected Metro Mayors: Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, Tees Valley, the West of England, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
- The new mayoral combined authorities and Metro Mayors will take control of multi-million pound investment funds, and hold powers over skills, transport, planning and housing, growth, employment and a number of other areas.
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Regions in light blue elected mayors in May 2017. Click on a region on the map to find out about local devolution activity.
Bolton MBC, Bury MBC, Oldham MBC, Rochdale MBC, Stockport MBC, Tameside MBC, Trafford MBC, Wigan MBC, Manchester CC and Salford CC.
|Mayor||Andy Burnham, Labour|
|Headlines||The first devolution deal, and the only to include control over Health and Social Care – worth £6bn in Greater Manchester.|
|Devolved powers||Long-term devolution investment fund, Health and social care, Further education and skills, Transport, Business support, Employment support, Land and housing, Public services and limited finance powers|
Sheffield City Region
Barnsley MBC, Doncaster MBC, Rotherham MBC and Sheffield CC.
|Headlines||Mayoral vote postponed to at least 2018, after the High Court ruled the public consultation unlawful. A pan-Yorkshire deal was floated but was ruled out by then Northern Powerhouse minister, Andrew Percy MP.|
|Political control||Labour (29% point lead at 2015 GE)|
|Mayoral vote date||May 2018 (possible)|
|Deal stage||Metro Mayor election delayed to at least May 2018/td>|
|Headlines||The first rural devolution deal, but limited in scope. Includes commitments to integrate Health and Social Care|
|Political control||Lib Dem & Independent Coalition|
|Mayoral vote date||N/A|
|Economic Output (GVA)||£7.5bn|
|Deal stage||Initial powers devolved from 2016|
|Devolved powers||Further education and skills (limited), Transport (limited), Business support, Land and housing (very limited), Planning for health and social care integration, EU Structural Funds management|
Darlington BC, Hartlepool BC, Middlesbrough BC, Redcar and Cleveland BC and Stockton-on-Tees BC.
|Mayor||Ben Houchen, Conservative|
|Headlines||Includes a £450m 30 year investment fund, of which the first £15m has been received and is being allocated according to the Combined Authority’s Strategic Economic Plan|
|Devolved powers||Long-term devolution investment fund, Adult skills funding, Transport (very limited), Business support, Employment support (limited), Land and housing (limited), finance (very limited)|
Birmingham CC, Coventry CC, Wolverhampton CC, Dudley MBC, Sandwell MBC, Solihull MBC, and Walsall MBC.
|Mayor||Andy Street, Conservative|
|Headlines||The highest value deal in the country, worth £1.1bn over 30 years. It is focused on generating growth from HS2 and could generate 100,000 jobs|
|Devolved powers||Long-term devolution investment fund, Further education and skills (limited), Transport, Business support (limited), Employment support (limited), Land and housing (limited), Finance (limited)|
Liverpool City Region
Liverpool CC, Halton BC, Knowsley MBC, Sefton MBC, St Helens MBC, and Wirral MBC.
|Mayor||Steve Rotheram, Labour|
|Headlines||Growth focused deal, with a Single Investment Fund that will promote the city region as a world class place for business|
|Devolved powers||Long-term devolution investment fund, Further education and skills, Transport, Business support, Employment support (limited), Land and housing, Public services (very limited), Finance (limited)|
West of England
Bristol CC, Bath and North East Somerset Council and South Gloucestershire Council.
|Mayor||Tim Bowles, Conservative|
|Headlines||The highest value deal per capita, worth £815 per person. Leaders are seeking to tackle the infrastructure deficit and deliver sustainable economic growth.|
|Devolved powers||Long-term investment fund, Further education and skills, Transport, Business support, Employment support (limited), Land and housing, Public services and Finance (very limited)|
Linconshire County Council, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire.
|Headlines||Deal currently off, after County Councillors voted against it.|
|Political control||Conservative (strong)|
|Mayoral vote date||NA|
|Economic Output (GVA)||£16.5bn|
|Deal stage||Not being progressed|
|Headlines||London has had an elected mayor since 2000, with the current mayor controlling a budget of around £17bn. In 2015, health and care powers have been devolved, and adult education powers were announced in the 2016 Autumn Statement.|
|Political control||Labour (9% point lead in 2016 mayoral election)|
|Economic Output (GVA)||£309bn|
|Deal stage||Not part of the current wave of deals, but building on them. London’s powers have grown to be significant over four mayoral terms since the millenium.|
|Headlines||Original deal is off, but Newcastle, Northumberland, North Tyneside have entered discussions with Sajid Javid over a new, smaller deal. Devolution proposals aim to promote the North East’s international focus, including its manufacturing surplus.|
|Political control||Labour (23% point lead at 2015 GE)|
|Mayoral vote date||Unknown|
|Economic Output (GVA)||£34bn|
|Deal stage||Discussions re-opened after original deal rejected|
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough
Cambridgeshire County Council, Peterborough CC, Cambridge CC, East Cambridgeshire DC, Fenland DC, Huntingdonshire DC, South Cambridgeshire DC
|Mayor||James Palmer, Conservative|
|Headlines||Originally forming part of a proposed East Anglia deal, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have now progressed their own £800m devolution plan|
|Devolved powers||Long-term devolution investment fund, Further education and skills, Transport (limited), Business support, Employment support, Land and housing (limited), and Finance (very limited)|
|Headlines||Discussions are ongoing over a ‘Greater Yorkshire’ deal, which would include all the counties except for South Yorkshire. West Yorkshire leaders are still lobbying for a West Yorkshire devolution deal, while some hope that a ‘Pan Yorkshire’ deal, with all four counties, will succeed.|
|Population||4,924,725 (3,550,070 without South Yorkshire)|
|Political control||Labour (Conservative without South Yorkshire)|
|Mayoral vote date||Unknown|
|Economic Output (GVA)||£88bn (all of Yorkshire)|
|Deal stage||Early discussions, no deal agreed yet|