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Mayor of the West Midlands: more information about the role

The Mayor represents 2.8m residents. They seek investment and champion the region.

The Mayor’s role

Andy Street was elected as Mayor of the West Midlands in 2017. He is chair of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).

Before he became the Mayor, Andy was the managing director of John Lewis, where he started his career as a graduate trainee.

You can find out more about Andy in his biography.

What the Mayor does

The Mayor represents about 2.8m people in:

  • Birmingham
  • Coventry
  • Dudley
  • Sandwell
  • Solihull
  • Walsall
  • Wolverhampton

His focus for the West Midlands is:

  • economic growth in the region
  • improving our transport network
  • improving housing in the region
  • tackling unemployment and developing jobseekers’ skills
  • tackling homelessness
  • improving air quality
  • improving relationships between different parts of the community in the region

Latest from the Mayor

Drywall 2

22 February 2024

Wolverhampton factory doubles in size thanks to WMCA investment

Investment of £7.59 million moves factory from Cradley Heath on four-and-a-half acres of brownfield land
Reboot For West Midlands Digital Plan

19 February 2024

Reboot for West Midlands digital plan

WMCA sets out how it will work with partners to digitally upskill residents, connect even more people and businesses to broadband, and drive better...
AAINA Community Hub

08 February 2024

£100,000 of funding to support community led skills hub in Walsall to boost opportunities for local people

The funding for Walsall's Aaina Community Hub is the first major investment by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) to support the work of the...
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07 February 2024

Women’s Night Safety Charter holds successful launch event

The charter, a first for the region, will encourage businesses to report harassment, and ensure public spaces are safe
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Mayor of the West Midlands

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Telephone: 0345 303 6760

Monday to Tuesday and Thursday to Friday, 9am - 5pm
Wednesday, 9.30am - 5pm
Saturday and Sunday, closed