Mayor of the Tees Valley
Incumbent
Ben Houchen
since 8 May 2017
Tees Valley Combined Authority
StyleMr Mayor[1]
AppointerDirectly elected
Term length4 years
Constituting instrumentCities and Local Government Devolution Act 2016
Inaugural holderBen Houchen
Salary£65,000[2]
Websitehttp://www.teesvalley-ca.gov.uk

The Tees Valley Mayor is a combined authority mayor in England, first elected in May 2017. The mayor is leader of the Tees Valley Combined Authority.

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.[3] The election scheduled for 7 May 2020 was held on 6 May 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[4] The following election was held on 2 May 2024.[5] The next election is due in May 2028.

List of mayors

Name Picture Term of office Elected Political party Previous occupations
Ben Houchen 8 May 2017 Incumbent 2017 2021 2024 Conservative Former chief executive of BLK UK

List of deputy mayors

Name Term of office Political party Other position(s)
Bob Cook[6] 8 May 2017 28 June 2019 Labour Leader of Borough of Stockton-on-Tees
Shane Moore[7] 28 June 2019 incumbent Independent Union Leader of Hartlepool Borough Council

References

  1. ^ Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, s 107A(5)
  2. ^ https://teesvalley-ca.gov.uk/about/transparency-policy-procedures/transparency/remuneration/
  3. ^ "Cities and Local Government Devolution Act: Section 2", legislation.gov.uk, The National Archives, 28 January 2016, 2016 c. 1 (s. 2), retrieved 23 November 2019
  4. ^ "Local elections postponed for a year over coronavirus". BBC News. 13 March 2020. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  5. ^ White, Andrew (29 March 2023). "Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen to contest 2024 election". Northern Echo. Retrieved 15 June 2023.
  6. ^ Hughes, Mike (2 June 2017). "New mayor makes 130 appointments at combined authority". Teesside Gazette. Middlesbrough: Reach. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  7. ^ "Hartlepool Borough Council Leader takes on two key Tees Valley roles". Hartlepool Borough Council. 18 June 2019. Retrieved 23 November 2019.