Devolution Map

Major city regions across England are gearing up to take the benefits and opportunities presented by devolution. Use our interactive devolution map to find out the latest status of the devolution deals across the nation.

 


Devolution Map

Interactive Map

  • Six combined authority areas in England will elect a mayor in May 2017: Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, Tees Valley, the West of England, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and the West Midlands.
  • Several other areas across the country are in discussions with Government over devolution deals.
  • The current government has affirmed its commitment to the Northern Powerhouse, Midlands Engine, and devolution.
  • Multi-million pound investment funds are opening for bids in Liverpool City Region, Greater Manchester, and the Tees Valley
  • The data included in the map is from a variety of sources to which we are grateful. These include: the National Audit Office, Centre for Cities, and local authorities. If you have any queries or corrections, please contact sam@devoconnect.co.uk

Click on a devolution region on the map to find out about local devolution activity. Regions shaded in light blue are holding elections in May 2017.

Greater Manchester

Bolton MBC, Bury MBC, Oldham MBC, Rochdale MBC, Stockport MBC, Tameside MBC, Trafford MBC, Wigan MBC, Manchester CC and Salford CC.

Headlines The first devolution deal, and the only to include control over Health and Social Care – worth £6bn in Greater Manchester.
Population 2,732,000
Political control Labour (20% point lead over CON at 2015 GE)
Mayoral vote date 4th May 2017
Candidates Andy Burnham (Labour), Sean Anstee (Conservative), Jane Brophy (Lib Dem), Shneur Odze (UKIP), Stephen Morris (English Democrats), Will Patterson (Green Party), Mohammad Aslam (Ind), Marcus Farmer (Ind)
Economic Output (GVA) £56.3bn
Deal stage Significant powers devolved from April 2016
Devolved powers £30m yearly investment fund, Health and social care, Further education and skills, Transport, Business support, Employment support, Land and housing, Public services and limited finance powers
Original Deal Download

Recent Developments:

Sheffield City Region

Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, Chesterfield, Bassetlaw and Sheffield.

Headlines Mayoral vote postponed to at least 2018, after the High Court ruled the public consultation unlawful. A pan-Yorkshire deal was floated but has been ruled out by Northern Powerhouse minister, Andrew Percy
Population 1,819,000
Political control Labour (29% point lead at 2015 GE)
Mayoral vote date May 2018 (possible)
Economic Output (GVA) £27bn
Deal stage Deal agreed, awaiting Parliamentary orders to finalise
Original Deal Download

Recent Developments:

Cornwall

Cornwall Unitary.

Headlines The first rural devolution deal, but limited in scope. Includes commitments to integrate Health and Social Care
Population 545,000
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
Original Deal Download

Tees Valley

Darlington BC, Hartlepool BC, Middlesbrough BC, Redcar and Cleveland BC  and Stockton-on-Tees BC.

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
Population 701,000
Political control Labour (14% point lead over CON at 2015 GE)
Mayoral vote date 4th May 2017
Candidates Sue Jeffrey (Labour), Ben Houchen (Conservative), Chris Wood (Liberal Democrat), John Tennant (UKIP)
Economic Output (GVA) £11.4bn
Deal stage Powers devolved from 2017
Devolved powers £15m yearly investment fund, Adult skills funding, Transport (very limited), Business support, Employment support (limited), Land and housing (limited), finance (very limited)
Original Deal Download

Recent Developments:

West Midlands

Birmingham CC, Coventry CC, Wolverhampton CC, Dudley MBC, Sandwell MBC, Solihull MBC, and Walsall Council.

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
Population 2,808,000
Political control Labour (9% point lead over CON at 2015 GE)
Mayoral vote date 4th May 2017
Candidates Sion Simon (Labour), Andy Street (Conservative), Beverley Nielsen (Lib Dem), James Burn (Green), Pete Durnell (UKIP), Graham Stevenson (Communist Party)
Economic Output (GVA) £59.3bn
Deal stage Powers devolved from 2017
Devolved powers £36.5m yearly investment fund, Further education and skills (limited), Transport, Business support (limited), Employment support (limited), Land and housing (limited), Finance (limited)
Original Deal Download

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Liverpool City Region

Liverpool CC, Halton BC, Knowsley MBC, Sefton MBC, St Helens MBC, and Wirral Council.

Headlines Growth focused deal, with a Single Investment Fund that will promote the city region as a world class place for business
Population 1,507,000
Political control Labour (41% point lead over CON at 2015 GE)
Mayoral vote date 4th May 2017
Candidates Steve Rotheram (Labour), Tony Caldeira (Conservative), Carl Cashman (Lib Dem), Tom Crone (Green), Tabitha Morton (Women’s Equality Party), Roger Bannister (TUSC), Paula Walters (UKIP), Paul Breen (Independent)
Economic Output (GVA) £29.5bn
Deal stage Powers devolved from 2017
Original Deal Download

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West of England

Bristol CC, Bath and North East Somerset Council and South Gloucestershire Council.

Headlines The highest value deal per capita, worth £815 per person. Leaders are seeking to tackle the infrastructure deficit and deliver sustainable economic growth.
Population 908,000
Political control Conservative (11% lead over LAB at 2015 GE)
Mayoral vote date 4th May 2017
Candidates Lesley Mansell (Labour), Tim Bowles (Conservative), Darren Hall (Green Party), Stephen Williams (Lib Dems), Aaron Foot (UKIP), John Savage (Independent)
Economic Output (GVA) £26.7bn
Deal stage Powers devolved from 2017
Devolved powers £30m yearly investment fund, Further education and skills, Transport, Business support, Employment support (limited), Land and housing, Public services and Finance (very limited)
Original Deal Download

Recent Developments:

Greater Lincolnshire

Linconshire County Council, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire.

Headlines Deal currently off, after County Councillors voted against it.
Population 1,060,000
Political control Conservative (strong)
Mayoral vote date NA
Economic Output (GVA) £16.5bn
Deal stage Not being progressed
Original Deal Download

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London

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.
Population 8,674,000
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.

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North East

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.
Population 2,610,000
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
Original Deal Download

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Cambridgeshire & Peterborough

Cambridgeshire County Council, Peterborough CC, Cambridge CC, East Cambridgeshire DC, Fenland DC, Huntingdonshire DC, South Cambridgeshire DC

Headlines Originally forming part of a proposed East Anglia deal, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have now progressed their own £800m devolution plan
Population 937,000
Political control Conservative (24% lead over LAB at 2015 GE)
Mayoral vote date May 2017 (proposed)
Candidates Kevin Price (Labour), James Palmer (Conservative), Paul Bullen (UKIP), Rod Cantrill (Lib Dem), Julie Howell (Green), Peter Dawe (Independent), Stephen Goldspink (English Democrats)
Economic Output (GVA) £22bn
Deal stage Deal approved by member authorities
Devolved powers £20m yearly investment fund, Further education and skills, Transport (limited), Business support, Employment support, Land and housing (limited), and Finance (very limited)
Original Deal Download

Recent Developments:

Yorkshire

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
Original Deal NA

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