Devolution - our Mayor, your vote.
On 4 May 2017 elections will be held to elect a new Combined Authority Mayor for the West of England.
The West of England Combined Authority will be made up of three of the local authorities in the region – Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire.
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
- work with local business leaders to achieve what’s best for local jobs and the economy
- capitalise on local strengths and assets like universities, scientific research and innovation