English mayoral candidates
On 4 May 2017 six regions of England will hold elections for newly created combined authority mayors.
These new mayors’ remits will cover multiple local authorities, in mostly urban areas.
Their main responsibility will be to decide their region’s economic strategy, and many will have powers covering other areas such as transport and housing. However, their exact powers will vary according to the terms of the agreements each region has made with the government.
In addition, Doncaster and North Tyneside councils are holding elections for directly-elected mayors. The mayors act as executive leaders of these local authorities.
You can check who is running for election in each area below. Candidates are listed alphabetically by surname.
Combined authority mayors
Please note that listings are incomplete and subject to change.
The deadline for candidates to submit their paperwork is in April.
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough
Paul Bullen – UKIP
Rod Cantrill – Liberal Democrat
Peter Dawe – Independent
Stephen Goldspink – English Democrats
Julie Howell – Green Party
James Palmer – Conservative
Kevin Price – Labour
Local authorities included in the mayoral region: Cambridge City Council, Cambridgeshire County Council, East Cambridge District Council, Fenland District Council, Huntingdonshire District Council, Peterborough City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council
Sean Anstee – Conservative
Jane Brophy – Liberal Democrat
Andy Burnham – Labour
Marcus Farmer – Independent
Stephen Morris – English Democrats
Shneur Odze – UKIP
Will Patterson – Green Party
Local authorities included in the mayoral region: Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan
Liverpool City Region
Tony Caldeira – Conservative
Carl Cashman – Liberal Democrat
Tom Crone – Green Party
Tabitha Morton – Women’s Equality Party
Steve Rotheram – Labour
Local authorities included in the mayoral region: Liverpool, St Helens, Sefton, Knowsley, Wirral and Halton
Chris Foote Wood – Liberal Democrat
Ben Houchen – Conservative
Sue Jeffrey – Labour
John Tait – The North East Party
John Tennant – UKIP
Local authorities included in the mayoral region: Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton-On-Tees.
James Burn – Green Party
Pete Durnell – UKIP
Muhammad Nadeem – Independent
Beverley Nielsen – Liberal Democrat
Sion Simon – Labour
Graham Stevenson – Communist
Andy Street – Conservative
Local authorities included in the mayoral region: Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull and Walsall
West of England
Tim Bowles – Conservative
Aaron Foot – UKIP
Darren Hall – Green Party
Lesley Mansell – Labour
Stephen Williams – Liberal Democrat
Local authorities included in the mayoral region: Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire.
Doncaster and North Tyneside councils are holding elections for directly-elected mayors. The mayors act as executive leaders of these local authorities.
David Allen – English Democrats
Ros Jones – Labour
Stewart Hay – Conservative
Norma Redfearn – Labour