Devolution Map


Devolution Map

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  • Six major city regions across England have elected Metro Mayors: Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, Tees Valley, the West of England, Cambridgeshire and ercyeterborough.

 

  • 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.

 

  • 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

Regions in light blue elected mayors in May 2017. Click on a region on the map to find out about local devolution activity.

Greater Manchester

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.
Population 2,732,000
GVA £56.3bn
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
Investment Fund £900m
Original deal Download

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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.
Population 1,819,000
Political control Labour (29% point lead at 2015 GE)
Mayoral vote date May 2018 (possible)
GVA £27bn
Deal stage Metro Mayor election delayed to at least May 2018/td>
Original Deal Download

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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.

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
Population 701,000
GVA £11.4bn
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)
Investment Fund £450m
Original Deal Download

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West Midlands

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
Population 2,808,000
GVA £59.3bn
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)
Investment Fund £1.1bn
Original Deal Download

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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
Population 1,507,000
GVA £29.5bn
Original Deal Download
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)
Investment Fund £900m

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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.
Population 908,000
GVA £26.7bn
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)
Investment Fund £900m
Original Deal Download

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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

Mayor Sadiq Khan
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

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
Population 937,000
GVA £22bn
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)
Investment Fund £600m
Original Deal Download

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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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