Mayor of South Yorkshire
Oliver Coppard.jpg
Incumbent
Oliver Coppard

since 6 May 2022
StyleMayor[1]
AppointerElectorate of South Yorkshire
Term length4 years
Salary£79,000[2]

The Mayor of South Yorkshire[3][4] is a combined authority mayor, first elected in May 2018, who chairs the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority.[5] The office is currently held by Oliver Coppard.

The 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.[6] Between 2018 and September 2021, the office was known as the "Mayor of the Sheffield City Region".[7]

2018 election

Main article: 2018 Sheffield City Region mayoral election

Sheffield City Region Mayoral Election 2018[8]
Party Candidate 1st round 2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
Total Of round Transfers Total Of round
Labour Dan Jarvis 122,635 47.1% 21,519 144,154 74.0%
Conservative Ian Walker 37,738 14.5% 12,881 50,619 26.0%
Liberal Democrats Hannah Kitching 27,146 10.4%
Yorkshire Mick Bower 22,318 8.6%
Green Robert Murphy 20,339 7.8%
English Democrat David Allen 14,547 5.6%
South Yorkshire Save Our NHS Naveen Judah 10,837 4.2%
Majority
Turnout 260,260 25.8% Rejected ballots: 4,713
Labour win

References

  1. ^ Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, s 107A(5)
  2. ^ "The Mayor's Role". sheffieldcityregion.org. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  3. ^ "SCR - Statement on MCA name and brand change - SCR". Archived from the original on 24 August 2021.
  4. ^ "Rebrand set for Sheffield City Region mayoral combined authority".
  5. ^ "Statement of Second Preference Count Totals and Declaration of Result As Combined Authority Returning Officer at the election for the Mayor for the Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield" (PDF). Sheffieldcityregion.org.uk. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Cities and Local Government Devolution Act 2016". Legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  7. ^ https://moderngov.sheffieldcityregion.org.uk/documents/s6084/MCA%20Rebranding%20Paper.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  8. ^ "Mayoral Election Results - Sheffield City Region". Sheffield City Region Combined Authority. 4 May 2018. Archived from the original on 27 June 2018. Retrieved 4 May 2018.