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The Mayor

Greater Manchester is a devolved city-region. It has legal powers and responsibilities that have brought decision-making closer to the people who live here.

Devolution demands stronger leadership, and more accountability to residents. So under the 2014 devolution agreement Greater Manchester will get a new mayor, to be elected by all the region's voters on Thursday 4 May 2017.

More information about the upcoming mayoral election can be found on the Greater Manchester Elects website

The elected mayor will have new powers over transport, housing and planning, fire and police services, and will work alongside a 'cabinet' of council leaders. In addition, the role of Police & Crime Commissioner will be merged with that of mayor at this time.

Mayoral Election

On 4 May 2017, we will vote for our first ever Mayor of Greater Manchester. This has never been done before and is your opportunity to have a say in our region’s future. Be part of it. Vote.

Interim Mayor

Until then, our Interim Mayor Tony Lloyd chairs the GMCA and has responsibility, with the ten council leaders, for overseeing our strategic aims and objectives. 

The interim mayor gives the GMCA a political profile and stronger leadership as he promotes Greater Manchester to wider audiences.

He will oversee the transition to the fully elected mayor and further devolution.


Gifts and Hospitality


Press releases

GM Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner's statement on Westminster attack

Following the terrible events in London, Tony has said the following:

Tony Lloyd responds to Budget 2017

Responding to the Spring Budget, Greater Manchester Mayor Tony Lloyd said;

Greater Manchester Mayor welcomes HS2 approval

Greater Manchester Mayor, Tony Lloyd, has welcomed the approval of HS2's first phase route.

Prime Minister told to reconsider Brexit ‘snub’

The Prime Minister has been told to reconsider after she refused to visit the North of England for Brexit discussions.