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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

Richard Parker was elected as Mayor of the West Midlands in 2024. He is chair of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA). He is currently in office until May 2028.

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

West Midlands Owenership Hub Launch May 2024

22 May 2024

Mayor sets out support for region's arts, culture and heritage

A £15 million investment to support the ambition and capacity of the sectors over the next two years includes the launch of the West Midlands...
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17 May 2024

New homes in Dudley set to go ahead on former public swimming baths

60 homes will be built on Blowers Green Road of which 20% are classified as affordable
Shopmobility Coventry Main Image

17 May 2024

Mayor opens Coventry's new ShopMobility Centre

The new ShopMobility has been built with funding from the WMCA by award-winning housebuilder The Hill Group, supported by Coventry City Council, as...
Oxley Health Facility Homes 1 13.5.24

15 May 2024

Site investigations underway ahead of new Oxley health & wellbeing facility and homes construction

Health & wellbeing facility and homes will be built on the site of the former Oxley Day Training Centre in Probert Road
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Telephone: 0345 303 6760

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Wednesday, 9.30am - 5pm
Saturday and Sunday, closed