What is a Combined Authority Mayor?

Devolution is putting new and more power in the hands of local people. By helping communities take control of decisions that matter to them, Combined Authority Mayors will be accountable to the people they serve.

Mayors will work across their regions to provide a louder voice for local people. They will act as ambassadors to bring together businesses, public service providers and communities to improve the productivity and prosperity of the area.

Combined Authority Mayors will:

  • have control over new long term budgets from central government
  • implement transport investment, strategic planning, improve skills and invest in new homes
  • lobby on behalf of their area, on the issues that matter to local people not only in Westminster, but on the world stage
  • work with local business leaders to achieve what’s best for local jobs and the economy
  • capitalise on local strengths and assets like our universities, scientific research and innovation

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