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West Midlands Elections 2024: our region, our voice

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West Midlands Elections 2024: our region, our voice

Welcome to our guide to the elections taking place in the West Midlands in May 2024.

The result

Richard Parker is the new Mayor of the West Midlands after being announced the winner of the election on Saturday 4 May at the ICC in Birmingham.

The voting process

On Thursday 2 May, people went to the polls to elect the mayor for the region, the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for the West Midlands, and councillors to local authorities in many areas.

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What is the role of the Mayor? 

The Mayor is the chair of the West Midlands Combined Authority Board and is a direct representative of approximately 2.8 million people in:

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

Their responsibilities encompass:

  • Driving economic growth in the region
  • Advancing the transportation network
  • Developing housing initiatives in the region
  • Addressing unemployment and developing jobseekers' skills
  • Tackling Homelessness
  • Improving air quality
  • Cultivating relationships between the diverse segments of the West Midlands community

The Mayor is also an ambassador for the region, representing the interests of the West Midlands on a national and internal level.

Local elections and council information

Local elections also took place on 2 May where you elect councillors to your local authority.

Find out more information on these elections in your area via the links below.

There is one local election taking place for Birmingham City Council in May 2024. This is a by election in the Bournbrook and Selly Park ward.

What are the key election dates?

  • 16 April 2024 – This was the last day you could complete the registration to vote.
  • 17 April 2024 – This was the last day you could register for a postal vote.
  • 2 May 2024 – Polling Day – The polls will be open between 07:00 and 22:00 on this day. Find your nearest polling station.
  • 3 May 2024 – The results of local elections to be announced throughout the night of 2 May and into 3 May
  • 4 May 2024 – The results of the Mayoral and Police and Crime Commissioner election are expected to be announced on this day. Once they have been confirmed they will be made available on this page. You can also watch the live stream on our YouTube channel.
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