Mayor of the West Midlands

Mayoral Election Results

Andy Street

Winner

Andy Street

Conservative

Second round results for mayoral election

Second round results for mayoral election
Candidate Final total votes Percentage

Candidate Conservative

Andy Street

Final total votes238,628 Percentage50.4%

Candidate Labour

Sion Simon

Final total votes234,862 Percentage49.6%

First round results for mayoral election

First round results for mayoral election
Candidate First pref votes Percentage Second pref votes Percentage

Candidate Conservative

Andy Street

First pref votes216,280 Percentage41.9% Second pref votes22,348 Percentage47.6%

Candidate Labour

Sion Simon

First pref votes210,259 Percentage40.8% Second pref votes24,603 Percentage52.4%

Candidate Liberal Democrat

Beverley Nielsen

First pref votes30,378 Percentage5.9% Second pref votes- Percentage-

Candidate UKIP

Pete Durnell

First pref votes29,051 Percentage5.6% Second pref votes- Percentage-

Candidate Green

James Burn

First pref votes24,260 Percentage4.7% Second pref votes- Percentage-

Candidate Communist Party of Britain

Graham Stevenson

First pref votes5,696 Percentage1.1% Second pref votes- Percentage-

Second preference votes are only used to elect the mayor if no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote. The top two candidates then receive the second preference votes from their eliminated opponents.

Turnout

26.3%
Electorate: 1,961,153

What area does this Mayor cover?

Map showing the area electing the mayor for West Midlands

Latest Updates

Formula E not on track for Birmingham

Sarah Portlock

BBC News

Grand Prix-style road racing will not be returning to Birmingham's streets in the near future.

It had been hoped that racing would return to the city's streets after a 30 year wait but funding could not be raised.

Meanwhile, it has been announced that a Formula E race will be held around the streets of London in 2020.

The Superprix in Birmingham
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West Midlands Mayor Andy Street had hoped Birmingham would be staging a 2019 leg of the all-electric series.

He said it was great to see Formula E coming back to the UK but disappointing the race would not be in Birmingham.

"Nevertheless, Formula E continues to grow in popularity and while we couldn't raise the funding and make it work this time round, we will look at this again to see if there is a further opportunity to bring this exciting sport to the streets of the West Midlands," he said.

Formula E
BBC

Mayor cleared over consultation tweet

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Tom Dare

West Midlands mayor Andy Street has been cleared of any wrongdoing in relation to tweets sent from his personal account encouraging local members of the Conservative party to take part in a consultation.

The investigation was around a tweet regarding the merger of the mayor and police and crime commissioner posts.

Andy Street
PA

The original message, sent from his personal account, called for "three, four, five or more responses" to the consultation in a bid to "demonstrate that the roles of Mayor and PCC should be combined".

Mr Street has always denied any knowledge of the tweet, saying it was sent by a member of his team who had access to his social media account.

Today, the independent investigation's report was published saying it found there was "no case" in relation to breaking the authority’s code of conduct.

Mayor denies PCC consultation messages

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Tom Dare

West Midlands mayor Andy Street has denied sending messages on Twitter encouraging local members of the Conservative party to take part in a consultation regarding the merger of the mayor and police and crime commissioner posts.

The original message, sent from his personal account, called for "three, four, five or more responses" to the consultation in a bid to "demonstrate that the roles of Mayor and PCC should be combined".

But it prompted Solihull Councillor Bob Grinsell to respond that he had already done so "3 times under 3 different names and email addresses".

Andy Street
PA

Speaking at the start of the West Midlands Combined Authority’s (WMCA) board meeting on Friday, the mayor said he was unaware of messages sent from his own personal account regarding the PCC consultation.

Afterwards, he said they were not sent out as the result of a hack, but rather by a member of his team without his knowledge, and added that he stood by all other tweets on his account.

He said the matter had been referred to the WMCA Monitoring Officer, the leader of Solihull Borough Council, and the Conservative Party, and as it was going through "a formal investigation procedure" it would be inappropriate to comment further.

The party, Mr Grinsell and Solihull Borough Council have all been approached for a response.

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Last chance to have say on police and mayor merger

Today is the last chance for people to have a say on plans that could see a major shake-up of policing in the West Midlands.

Andy Street and David Jamieson
BBC
Andy Street is West Midlands mayor and David Jamieson is PCC

Under proposals, the west midlands mayor would take responsibility for setting the force's priorities and overseeing where it spends money.

If backed, the role of West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) would be scrapped.

Details of the consultation are here.

Consultation continues on PCC and mayor merger plans

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Tom Dare

Thousands of people passing through Birmingham New Street station will have the opportunity to air their views on the proposed merger of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s (PCC) office with that of the West Midlands mayor.

The board of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) agreed to put the plans to the public in two separate consultation exercises.

An exhibition bus will be at New Street tomorrow between 12:00 and 18:00 with staff available to answer questions.

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Plans to merge mayor and PCC consultation launched

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Proposals to combine the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) with the mayor’s office have been put to the public as part of an eight-week consultation.

West Midlands Combined Authority
West Midlands Combined Authority

The consultation asks members of the public about the principle of combining the two positions in time for the 2020 mayoral elections.

Plans to transfer the powers of the PCC to the mayor’s office were part of the West Midlands Combined Authority’s (WMCA) second devolution deal.

The consultation is the first of two regarding the transfer of powers, with a second on the principles of government due to begin in January 2019.

Crunch vote on police boss and mayor merger

The West Midlands Combined Authority board will meet later to decide whether to merge the role of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) with the metro mayor.

West Midlands Combined Authority logo
West Midlands Combined Authority

The authority is hoping to combine the two positions in time for the 2020 mayoral elections, meaning proposals must be put to the Home Office by March at the latest.

The current PCC, Labour's David Jamieson, has objected to the plan, claiming it wouldn't benefit the region.

Walsall Council has also outlined concerns.

Knife debate: Street, McGovern, Blakeley, Halligan, Campbell
The Politics Live panel looks at the causes of and potential solutions to knife crime in Britain's bigger cities.
West Midlands mayor 'depressed and cross' at Channel 4 decision
Andy Street said Birmingham put forward a "great package" to host the broadcaster's new headquarters.