On 4th May 2017, seven so-called City Regions will each be electing a Metro Mayor, as outlined in the Cities and Local Government Devolution Act which is a deliberately non-prescriptive and enabling piece of legislation, that allows for the devolution of almost anything – housing, health, welfare, policing, skills, transport, and more – to a local level.
The following Regions/Cities are each getting a Metro Mayor:
Cambridge Shire & Peterborough: Constituent: Cambridge City Council, East Cambridgeshire District Council, Fenland District Council, Huntingdonshire District Council, Peterborough City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council.
Greater Manchester: Constituent: Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan.
Liverpool City Region: Constituent: Liverpool, St Helens, Sefton, Knowsley, Wirral and Halton. Non constituent: Warrington, West Lancashire.
Sheffield City Region – In January 2017 it was suggested that the Sheffield City Region will now be electing a mayor in 2018.
Constituent: Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham, Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Chesterfield. Non-constituent: Bolsover, North East Derbyshire, Derbyshire Dales.
Sheffield City Region – In January 2017 it was suggested that the Sheffield City Region will now be electing a mayor in 2018. Constituent: Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham, Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Chesterfield. Non-constituent: Bolsover, North East Derbyshire, Derbyshire Dales.
Tees Valley: Constituent: Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, and Stockton-On-Tees.
West Midlands: Constituent: Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull and Walsall. Non-constituent: Cannock Chase, Nuneaton and Bedworth, Redditch, Tamworth, Telford and Wrekin.
West of England: Constituent: Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire.
Devolution deals have been proposed in other regions and city regions with negotiations ongoing.