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- Voters across West Yorkshire elect the county’s first metropolitan mayor, including those of Leeds, Kirklees, Calderdale, Wakefield and Bradford.
- Tracy Brabin, Labor expected to win
When will we have the results?
According to the Leeds City Council, results are expected tonight (Sunday 9 May).
Your Guide to West Yorkshire Mayor Elections
It will be the first time the region has had an elected mayor and could give the region additional spending and decision-making powers.
But what does all this mean to you? Here’s a practical guide to everything you need to do with the new mayor of West Yorkshire!
The seven candidates for mayor of West Yorkshire:
Matt Robinson – Conservatives
Stewart Golton – Liberal Democrats
Andrew Cooper – Green Party
Bob Buxton – Yorkshire Feast
Therese Hirst – English Democrats
Who is Tracy Brabin, Labor leader to be Mayor of West Yorkshire Underground?
Ms. Brabin was born in Batley, the city she would represent as a MP, in 1961 and was educated at Heckmondwike Elementary School.
Before entering politics, she was a television actress and writer, appearing in various British soap operas such as Coronation Street, EastEnders, Casualty, and Emmerdale.
She showed interest in politics before running for MP, including being the lead member of a group of nine actors to write to The Observer explaining that while they continued to oppose the Blair government’s military intervention in Iraq, they still “ they strongly support the reelection of a Labor government ”.
Following the murder of her friend Jo Cox, a Batley & Spen MP, in 2016, local Labor selected Ms Brabin as the party’s candidate to replace her. Most of the other parties did not put forward candidates out of respect for Ms. Cox and she was duly elected in October 2016.
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This notice was published: 2021-05-09 12:23:16