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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.

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

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.

Government answers GM Leaders call for homelessness support

Greater Manchester’s Leaders have successfully secured Government support in their efforts to tackle homelessness

HS2 stations confirmed for Greater Manchester

The Secretary of State for Transport, Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, has announced two High Speed Rail stations for the region.

Help make Greater Manchester GREATER

Greater Manchester is asking everybody who lives and works in our city-region to help shape our strategy for the next 20 years.