The Mayor’s role
Andy Street was elected as Mayor of the West Midlands in 2017. He is chair of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).
Before he became the Mayor, Andy was the managing director of John Lewis, where he started his career as a graduate trainee.
You can find out more about Andy in his biography.
What the Mayor does
The Mayor represents about 2.8m people in:
He is responsible for:
- economic growth in the region
- improving our transport network
- improving housing in the region
- tackling unemployment and developing jobseekers’ skills
- tackling homelessness
- improving air quality
- improving relationships between different parts of the community in the region
Latest from the Mayor
16 July 2021
Call for businesses to support Mayor's Giving Month
08 May 2021
The election, on Thursday May 6, saw votes cast in Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton.
02 February 2021
More than 10,000 young people have received personal mentoring on how to kickstart their careers or get back into work
13 November 2020
Mayor highlights business concerns over need to ensure vital ‘Rules of Origin’ are included in UK-EU trade deal
The Mayor highlights need for vital tariff-free exports agreement