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Andrew Barton and Oli Constable

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  1. Good evening from BBC Yorkshire

    That's all from us this Sunday evening.

    It's been quite a few days culminating in West Yorkshire's first elected metro mayor.

    But the elections don't stop there.

    On Monday, South Yorkshire's votes will be counted for the county's Police and Crime Commissioner.

    There's also the counting of votes in Sheffield, which is now under no overall control by one party, in the city's referendum which could change how the city council is run.

    Good evening.

  2. 'Politics are better when women are at the top table'

    More from Tracy Brabin's victory speech at the Leeds First Direct Arena.

    She said: "Growing up on free school meals, in a Birstall council flat, inspired by the Batley Variety Club to pursue life as an actor, I never imagined I would be elected as a Member of Parliament in my home town, let alone be asked to serve as the first ever metro mayor of West Yorkshire.

    Tracy Brabin and Matthew Robinson

    "The first ever woman metro mayor in the country.

    "Our politics are better when women are at the top table."

    She added: "And I hope, in some small way, my election will say to working class kids across our region, it doesn't matter where you live, what your parents do for a living, how much money you have in the bank or where you went to school, you can reach the very top."

  3. West Yorkshire "grasped the opportunity" says new mayor

    New West Yorkshire mayor Tracy Brabin said it was a "historic day" as she made a speech following the declaration at the First Direct Arena in Leeds.

    Tracy Brabin

    She said: "It is an honour that I just can't put into words to be standing in front of you today as the first ever metro mayor of our wonderful, dynamic, creative and diverse West Yorkshire region."

    She thanked her agent, husband, daughters and campaign team and "the people of West Yorkshire".

    She said: "You came out and grasped the opportunity to, at long last, take decision making out of the hands of strangers in Whitehall and bring them closer to home to the people of West Yorkshire.

    "Devolution is our opportunity to make West Yorkshire an even better place to live, work, study, raise a family, start a business and grow old."

  4. Facts and figures - those West Yorkshire votes in full

    Here's the official numbers on the votes cast in the West Yorkshire mayoral election.

    Vote sheet
  5. Analysis: When your first job is to leave your last one

    James Vincent

    Political Editor BBC Look North

    Tracy Brabin's first task as mayor of West Yorkshire will be to quit her day job.

    Tracy Brabin

    She won't be able to be mayor and an MP.

    It's because the role of mayor in this region includes being police commissioner and you can't be in Westminster and in charge of West Yorkshire Police.

    The rule doesn't apply to South Yorkshire's mayor Dan Jarvis because he's not police commissioner.

    It means Batley and Spen will very soon become the focus of a by-election.

    In fact, every political party will be on doorsteps and every news organisation will be there sticking microphones under voters' noses.

    After what happened in Hartlepool and with a Labour majority of just over 3,000 it will be an intense election fight.

  6. Pictures as Tracy Brabin becomes West Yorkshire mayor

    It took a while, but Tracy Brabin was declared West Yorkshire's first elected mayor in the end.

    Votes were placed on Thursday but not counted until Sunday.

    And even then, after a first round in which she managed to record about 43% of first preference votes, a second count was needed to confirm victory over Conservative candidate Matthew Robinson.

    Here are a selection of images as Ms Brabin, who turned 60 today, was confirmed mayor.

    Tracy Brabin
    Matt Robinson and Tracy Brabin
    Tracy Brabin
    Tracy Brabin
  7. Analysis: Brabin's 'big job' starts now

    James Vincent

    Political Editor BBC Look North

    What a way to celebrate your birthday.

    Tracy Brabin’s facemask at the count today was a map of West Yorkshire - she’s now in charge of quite a few things that will affect the lives of more than two million people living there.

    Labour will no doubt be pleased that they’ve won - but they may be slightly disappointed not to get over the 50% line on the first preferences.

    But in the end the Conservatives were 100k votes behind after the second preferences.

    The big job starts now.

  8. Tracy Brabin elected as West Yorkshire's first elected mayor

    Tracy Brabin has been elected as the first mayor of West Yorkshire.

    Tracy Brabin

    The Labour MP, who celebrates her 60th birthday today, won on second preference votes after recording 261,170 or 43.09% of first preference votes in the first count.

    Conservative Matthew Robinson came second. He gained 176,167 or 29.07% of first choice votes but could not catch the former Coronation Street actress.

    Her success means she will have to resign her Westminster seat, triggering a by-election in Batley & Spen.

    At the 2019 general election she had a majority of 3,525.

  9. Kirklees adds to Labour tally...

    A similar story in second preference votes in Kirklees to Leeds and Wakefield.

    It really seems like a matter of time now until Labour's Tracy Brabin is confirmed as West Yorkshire's first elected mayor.

    And she'll be the first female elected mayor in England too.

    View more on twitter
  10. Wakefield pushes Labour further to target

    Wakefield Council have just tweeted the graphic below.

    Labour's Tracy Brabin has again picked up more second preference votes than Conservative Matthew Robinson.

    That 50% can't be far away, can it?

    View more on twitter
  11. First results for second round of mayoral election

    The Leeds area's votes in the second round of the vote for West Yorkshire mayor have been announced.

    Labour's Tracy Brabin picked up an additional 20,312 votes, while the Conservative's Matthew Robinson added another 11,579.

    It means Ms Brabin has a substantial lead.

    Remember these results are for one of five areas - the West Yorkshire councils - that will be added up to give a final result this evening.

    View more on twitter
  12. Second preference counting in mayor contest

    Tom Ingall

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    After a brief scramble to the podium to hear the returning officer say "it was time" to count the second preferences votes, the library atmosphere has returned to Leeds Arena as we wait to find out who will be West Yorkshire's mayor.

    Leeds Arena

    Counters are leafing through piles of ballots.

    Labour's Tracy Brabin is ahead, but hasn’t reached the magic 50% threshold for the contest to be over.

    Depending on who you ask it could be another hour or two.

    Dare I have another coffee?

  13. Yorkshire Party on "strong message" for third-place finish

    Although Labour and the Conservatives will now be fighting out first and second in the West Yorkshire mayoral elections, a smaller party made a big dent.

    The Yorkshire Party polled almost 59,000 first choice votes - that's somewhere just under 10% of the total turnout.

    They beat the Greens and Lib Dems into fourth and fifth respectively.

    The party's Bob Buxton says their vote has sent a "strong message to Westminster".

    View more on twitter
  14. Mayoral vote goes to second preference

    The vote for the first metro mayor of West Yorkshire will go to second preference votes as none of the candidates reached 50% of all votes cast.

    Tracy Brabin

    The total votes cast were: 617,782

    And the results on the first round are as follows:

    Ali (reform): 14,943

    Brabin (Lab): 261,170

    Buxton (Yorkshire): 58,851

    Cooper (Green): 55,833

    Golton (Lib Dem): 30,162

    Hirst (Eng Dems): 8,969

    Robinson (Con): 176,167

    It means Ms Brabin and Mr Robinson go through to the second round.

  15. First results for mayoral election

    The Leeds area's votes for the West Yorkshire mayor post have been revealed.

    These are one of five areas - the councils of West Yorkshire - that will make up the total vote.

    They seem to suggest, that in Leeds at least, Tracy Brabin is leading but does not have the 50% of first preferences she needs to avoid going to second preference votes.

    But, that is only in Leeds. The rest of the results could mean changes.

    View more on twitter
  16. The West Yorkshire mayoral election explained

    Voters across West Yorkshire went to the polls to elect the region's first ever mayor on Thursday.

    BBC Yorkshire political editor James Vincent explains what it means for the region.

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    Video caption: BBC Yorkshire’s Political Editor explains what the upcoming elections means.
  17. How does the mayoral vote work?

    Elections for metro mayors differ slightly from how we vote for MPs and members of our local council.

    Ballot boxes

    Mayors are elected using the Supplementary Vote system. We get a first and second choice when we vote.

    If no candidate gets more than 50% of the first choice votes, all except the top two candidates are eliminated.

    If your first choice candidate is eliminated, and your second choice is for one of the top two, then your second choice is counted.

  18. Labour's Brabin arrives at count

    The Labour candidate hoping to be elected as the first mayor of West Yorkshire has arrived at the count in Leeds.

    tracy Brabin at Leeds Arena

    Tracy Brabin, who is currently the MP for Batley & Spen, was wearing a face mask and a red jacket and trousers as she arrived at Leeds Arena.

  19. Analysis: West Yorkshire's first mayoral election

    James Vincent

    Political Editor BBC Look North

    A big day, a big job, a big turnout?

    We found out yesterday that 36% of people voted in this election. That means there are quite a lot of people who haven’t had their say about who becomes mayor.

    But local election turnouts are always lower than those in a general election. This is the first time out for the idea of a mayor in West Yorkshire. When that happened in South Yorkshire in 2018 the turnout was 25%.

    Greater Manchester and Liverpool had their second metro mayoral elections this week. Turnout in both places increased this time compared to 2017 but they’re both still lower than West Yorkshire’s 36%.

    It’s interesting to see the variations in turnout across West Yorkshire - 40% of people voted in Calderdale while the number in Wakefield was 30%.

    There is still work to do on increasing turnout in general, but West Yorkshire has shown there is an appetite for someone to shout up on their behalf.