On Thursday 4th May 2017 voters in the West Midlands voted in the first ever election for a West Midlands Mayor.
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.
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.
|Party||Candidate||1st Round||2nd Round|
|Conservative||Andy Street - ELECTED||216,280 (41.9%)||238,628 (50.4%) after transfers|
|Labour Co-op||Siôn Simon||210,259 (40.8%)||234,862 (49.6%) after transfers|
|Liberal Democrat||Beverley Nielsen||30,378 (5.9%)|
|UK Independence Party||Pete Durnell||29,051 (5.6%)|
|Green||James Burn||24,260 (4.7%)|
|Communist||Graham Stevenson||5,696 (1.1%)|