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Vote for the Mayor

Elections for Mayor of Greater Manchester will take place on Thursday 6 May 2021

Greater Manchester Combined 
Authority Mayoral Election

The first Mayor of Greater Manchester was elected in 2017 for a three-year term. An election was meant to take place on 7 May 2020 but was postponed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Elections are now taking place on Thursday 6 May 2021.

There will also be local elections in all ten Council areas of Greater Manchester as well as elections for City Mayor of Salford.

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How to register to vote

To vote in the Greater Manchester Mayoral election you must be registered to vote in one of the ten districts which make up Greater Manchester. That means you must be at least 18 years old on 6 May 2021, live in one of the ten districts of Greater Manchester and be a British, EU or Commonwealth citizen. Register now at (external website).

What does the Mayor do?

On 6 May 2021, Greater Manchester will re-elect its Mayor. The Mayor of Greater Manchester is a major figure in the political life of the region, entrusted with unique powers and responsibilities.

What does the Greater Manchester Combined Authority do?

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is a legal body which allows the Greater Manchester councils to formally cooperate with each other and partners on large-scale strategic projects that are of importance to the whole region, like transport, regeneration and skills, fire, policing, business and low carbon initiatives.

Election Results

The result of the Mayor of Greater Manchester election will be declared on 8 May 2021.


Latest news

Voters urged to have their say

On Thursday 6 May, 2021 residents across Greater Manchester will have their say on who represents them in the Greater Manchester Mayoral and council local elections.

Greater Manchester residents urged to register to vote with one month to the elections

Greater Manchester residents are being urged to register to vote before the deadline with a month to go until the elections, but less than a fortnight left to register.