|Mayor of South Yorkshire|
|Appointer||Electorate of South Yorkshire|
|Term length||4 years|
The Mayor of South Yorkshire is a combined authority mayor, first elected in May 2018, who chairs the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority. The role is currently held by Dan Jarvis who has also served as the MP for Barnsley Central since a by-election in 2011.
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. Between 2018 and September 2021, the office was known as the "Mayor of the Sheffield City Region".
Main article: 2018 Sheffield City Region mayoral election
|Sheffield City Region Mayoral Election 2018|
|Party||Candidate||1st round||2nd round|
First round votes Transfer votes
|Total||Of round||Transfers||Total||Of round|
|Labour Co-op||Dan Jarvis||122,635||47.1%||21,519||144,154||74.0%||
|Liberal Democrats||Hannah Kitching||27,146||10.4%||
|English Democrat||David Allen||14,547||5.6%||
|South Yorkshire Save Our NHS||Naveen Judah||10,837||4.2%||
|Turnout||260,260||25.8%||Rejected ballots: 4,713|
|Labour Co-op win|