UK Politics

Election 2017: English mayoral candidates

On 4 May 2017 six regions of England held elections for newly created combined authority mayors.

Results are expected on Friday and will be available here

The 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

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

Greater Manchester

Sean Anstee - Conservative

Mohammad Aslam - Independent

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

Roger Bannister - Trade Unionist & Socialist Coalition

Paul Breen - Get the Coppers off the Jury

Tony Caldeira - Conservative

Carl Cashman - Liberal Democrat

Tom Crone - Green Party

Tabitha Morton - Women's Equality Party

Steve Rotheram - Labour

Paula Walters - UKIP

Local authorities included in the mayoral region: Liverpool, St Helens, Sefton, Knowsley, Wirral and Halton

Tees Valley

Chris Foote Wood - Liberal Democrat

Ben Houchen - Conservative

Sue Jeffrey - Labour

John Tennant - UKIP

Local authorities included in the mayoral region: Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton-On-Tees.

West Midlands

James Burn - Green Party

Pete Durnell - UKIP

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

John Savage - Independent

Stephen Williams - Liberal Democrat

Local authorities included in the mayoral region: Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire.

Directly-elected mayors

Doncaster and North Tyneside councils are holding elections for directly-elected mayors. The mayors act as executive leaders of these local authorities.

Doncaster

George Jabbour - Conservative

Ros Jones - Labour

Eddie Todd - Independent

Brian Whitmore - UKIP

Chris Whitwood - The Yorkshire Party

Steve Williams - Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

North Tyneside

John Appleby - Liberal Democrat

Stewart Hay - Conservative

Stuart Houghton - UKIP

Norma Redfearn - Labour