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