Mayor of South Yorkshire
Oliver Coppard
since 9 May 2022
AppointerElectorate of South Yorkshire
Term length4 years

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] The next election will be 2 May 2024.

The Mayor will be vested with the police and crime commissioner functions for the South Yorkshire Police area from 7 May 2024.[8]

List of mayors

Name Picture Term of office Elected Political party
Dan Jarvis 7 May 2018 8 May 2022 2018 Labour and Co-operative
Oliver Coppard 9 May 2022 Incumbent 2022 Labour and Co-operative


  1. ^ Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, s 107A(5)
  2. ^ "The Mayor's Role". 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). Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Cities and Local Government Devolution Act 2016". Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  7. ^[bare URL PDF]
  8. ^ "The South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (Election of Mayor and Transfer of Police and Crime Commissioner Functions) Order 2024". Retrieved 14 February 2024.