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The West Midlands Mayor

On the 4th May 2017 voters across Birmingham, Walsall, Sandwell, Dudley, Coventry, Solihull and Wolverhampton will head to the polls to elect the region’s first Mayor.

Meet the candidates in the running to become the first West Midlands Mayor:

  • Andy Street, Conservative: click here
  • James Burn, Green: click here
  • Sion Simon, Labour: click here
  • Beverley Nielsen, Liberal Democrat: click here
  • Pete Durnell, UKIP: click here

The Mayor will chair the newly formed West Midlands Combined Authority and hold specific powers over strategy, budget setting and transport. They will have the potential to become a powerful figurehead and champion for the region.

Ahead of the elections, the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce will be working closely with the Black Country Chamber of Commerce and Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce to promote a pro-business agenda and raise awareness of the elections amongst our membership.

In coming months we will be:

  • Officially launching our manifesto Business Priorities 2017: Vision for a West Midlands Mayor (see below)
  • Joining forces with West Mids Elects to deliver a series of high profile hustings and debates (click here for more details)
  • Delivering a simple tool kit for members to share with their employees on why they should vote in this historic election.

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is a partnership between 12 Local Authorities and 3 Local Enterprise Partnerships. It has the ability to make decisions and wield a selection of powers across a larger scale and wider, regional geography than the organisations within it can do alone. 

Our “manifesto” Business Priorities 2017: Vision for a West Midlands Mayor is available now:

For more information:

Read our briefing paper no the West Midlands Combined Authority here.

Visit the West Midlands Combined Authority’s website here.

Visit the Government’s Our Mayor. Our Vote. campaign website here.

Registering to Vote:

To take part in the election you need to be eligible and register to vote by the 13th April. For more information on who is eligible and how you can register to vote click here.