Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
Nik Johnson
since 10 May 2021
AppointerElectorate of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
Term lengthFour years

The Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is a combined authority mayor, first elected in May 2017. The mayor is leader of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.

This office was created under the Cities and Local Government Devolution Act 2016 which allowed for the creation of 'Metro mayors' to lead combined authorities in England.[2]

List of mayors

Name Portrait Term of office Elected Political party Previous and concurrent occupations
James Palmer 8 May 2017 9 May 2021 2017 Conservative Leader of East Cambridgeshire District Council
Councillor for Cambridgeshire County Council
Councillor for East Cambridgeshire District Council
Nik Johnson 10 May 2021 incumbent 2021 Labour Consultant Paediatrician at North West Anglia NHS Trust[3]
Councillor for Huntingdonshire District Council
Nik JohnsonJames Palmer (mayor)

See also


  1. ^ Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, s 107A(5)
  2. ^ "Cities and Local Government Devolution Act 2016". Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  3. ^ "MAYOR ELECTION: Children's doctor promises grown-up politics with 'compassion, co-operation and community'". Retrieved 8 May 2021.