Choose your Mayor

The York and North Yorkshire Mayor will be chosen by you in an election on Thursday 2 May 2024.

Information about the candidates standing in this election is available in the Candidate Address Book.

If you’re not already registered to vote you need to do so by midnight on 16 April. Remember if you’re voting in a polling station you’ll need to bring photo ID to vote.

Find out more about registering to vote, ways to vote and polling day visit your local authority website: 

More information about voting for York residents

More information about voting for North Yorkshire residents

What is the role of Mayor?

When they are elected in May 2024, the Combined Authority will be led by the York and North Yorkshire Mayor. The York and North Yorkshire Mayor chairs the Combined Authority Board.

The role of the mayor is to work alongside local leaders to create a long-term vision, secure more investment into the region. The mayor is not a serving councillor and will not replace the leaders of existing councils. Once elected, the York and North Yorkshire Mayor will serve a 4-year term, at which point they can choose to stand for re-election.

What are the powers and responsibilities of the York and North Yorkshire Mayor?

The Mayor will have certain powers and responsibilities, devolved to them by central government.

The full range of powers and responsibilities can be reviewed in the Combined Authority Constitution.

In summary these include:

      • Responsibility for 30-year Mayoral Investment Fund and the powers to borrow against funds
      • Full devolution of the Adult Education Budget
      • Powers to improve the supply and quality of housing and secure the development of land or infrastructure
      • Powers and funds to improve transport through a consolidated, devolved, multi-year transport settlement
      • Responsibilities for community safety and the powers to appoint a Deputy Mayor who will carry out many of the duties currently held by the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner¬†

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