Election of Mayor for West Midlands Combined Authority - 4 May 2017
On 4 May 2017 voters in the West Midlands will vote in the first ever election for a West Midlands Mayor. As long as you are registered to vote you will be part of history and have your say on who is elected as the Mayor.
What will the Mayor do?
The Mayor will work with the local authority leaders and national government to ensure powers and responsibilities move from Westminster to the West Midlands. The Mayor will be integral to driving economic growth and creating a more prosperous region for its residents and businesses.
What does the WMCA do?
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) was established in June last year. Authorities work together with local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) on major transport, land, skills and regeneration projects that are important to the whole region.
How to vote
A poll card telling all electors where to vote will be delivered by 2 April 2017. If you do not get a poll card you may not be registered to vote. Make sure you register for this election by Thursday 13 April 2017. We have made a few minor changes to polling station venues so please check your poll card.
This poll will use the supplementary voting system, as used in the Police and Crime Commissioner election in 2016.
Who can you vote for?
Nominations to stand at this election have now closed. There are 6 validly nominated candidates. They are (in alphabetical order):
James BURN - Green Party
Pete DURNELL - UK Independence Party (UKIP)
Beverley Anne NIELSEN - Liberal Democrats
Siôn Llewelyn SIMON - Labour and Co-operative Party
Graham John STEVENSON - Communist
Andy STREET - The Conservative Party Candidate
A booklet containing election addresses for all 6 candidates, as well as other information about the Mayoral Election will be posted to every registered elector in the West Midlands Combined Authority area from around the 18 April. In the meantime you can access an online version.
- Registration - if you are not already registered to vote, then you must do so by Thursday 13 April 2017
- Postal Vote - if you are not able to visit your polling station on polling day then you can apply for a postal vote. Applications must reach Electoral Services by 5.00pm on Tuesday 18 April 2017
- Proxy Vote - if you are not able to visit your polling station on polling day and you have not applied for a postal vote then you can appoint someone to vote on your behalf as your proxy. Applications must reach Electoral Services by 5.00pm on Tuesday 25 April 2017
- Votes will be counted on Friday 5 May 2017
Find out more
You can find further information about the mayoral election by visiting West Mids Elects.