Election of Mayor for West Midlands Combined Authority
On 4 May 2017 voters in the West Midlands voted in the first ever election for a West Midlands Mayor.
The Combined Authority Returning Officer (CARO), based at Birmingham City Council, dealt with the nomination of candidates and collated the overall result.
The counting of votes began on Friday 5 May 2017.
Visit West Midlands Combined Authority website to see the full results.
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.
- 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