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The Mayor

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

He is responsible for:

  • 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

Citizen Housing Group

01 December 2023

Citizen Housing Group awarded £2.1 million to improve quality of homes in Coventry

The money, part of a £15 million package will be used to tackle the potential hazards in homes including damp, mould and condensation.
Andy Street Jonathan Brierley Ofgem

01 December 2023

West Midlands Mayor backs Ofgem regional energy planning reform

The West Midlands has helped secure greater local and regional involvement in energy systems planning to achieve a clean energy future that can reduce...

30 November 2023

West Midlands to lead new net zero drive as part of £19m Government pilot

The region handed £6m to lead the development of net zero solutions across key sectors such as energy, housing and transport.
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27 November 2023

New homes built at canalside site with £13 million investment

58 sustainable apartments will be built at Port Loop phase two as part of wider city centre regeneration
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