What questions do you have about the new Tees Valley Mayor?

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Image caption Voters will go to the polls on 4 May

On 4 May 2017, voters will elect the first Tees Valley Mayor.

The mayor will have responsibility for Hartlepool, Stockton, Redcar and Cleveland, Middlesbrough and Darlington.

The Tees Valley Combined Authority has agreed a deal with government to transfer £15m a year from central to local decision making.

The Mayor will make decisions on areas such as transport, jobs, education, housing and investment.

Ahead of the election, BBC Tees will be finding out what you want to ask about the new mayor.

Do you want to know how the role will fit into the existing structure, how decisions made will affect your lives and what powers the mayor will have?

You can get in touch on Twitter or Facebook.

The BBC bus will be travelling around the area next week and you can go along and ask any questions about the Tees Valley Mayor.

Here's where it will be:

Monday 3 April - Market Place, Darlington, 08:00 -16:00

Wednesday 5 April - Centre Square, Middlesbrough, 09:00-17:00

Friday 7 April - Deerbolt Prison, Barnard Castle

Image caption Ask your questions about the new mayor on board the BBC bus

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