Devolution - our Mayor, your vote.

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28 March, 2017

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
For further information about the West of England Combined Authority and the forthcoming elections click here


If you are not already registered to vote, click here for further information about how to do so. Voters must be registered by 13 April 2017 in order to take part in these elections.
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