What are Regional Mayors?
There are a few different types of Mayors in the UK, generally they are directly elected (meaning you get to vote for them) to lead and represent a local or combined authority area.
Although you still do get some appointed Mayors for towns/cities etc (usually they wear a big gold chain!), we won’t be talking about them here.
We’ve listed the Mayors on this page (and provided links to further information), and also indicated if there is an upcoming election.
Mayor of London
The role of Mayor of London was created in 2000 as the first directly elected position of its kind. The Mayor of London’s overarching duty is to promote economic, social, and environmental improvements in London.
Combined Authority Mayors
A combined authority is a type of local government that allow local authorities (councils) to ‘pool resources’ on issues such as transport and economic development. There are 10 combined authorities, and 9 of these have mayors.
Single Authority Mayors
Single authority mayors represent one local authority or council.