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The Mayor

The Mayor represents 2.8m residents. They seek investment and champion the region.

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:

  • Birmingham
  • Coventry
  • Dudley
  • Sandwell
  • Solihull
  • Walsall
  • Wolverhampton

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

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Latest from the Mayor


Thousands of residents across the West Midlands benefit from better qualifications and skills

13 October 2021

Mayor, PCC and Birmingham City Council Leader: ‘Hate will not win’

Joint statement says homophobes do not represent Birmingham and they never will.

Thousands of residents across the West Midlands benefit from better qualifications and skills

01 October 2021

Free classes offered to Black, Asian and minority ethnic businesses

Free places on workshops to help boost Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic businesses

Thousands of residents across the West Midlands benefit from better qualifications and skills

28 September 2021

Mayor’s intergenerational Cricket Cup returns to Edgbaston

Cricket fan Andy Street hosts tournament, which aims to unite different generations and communities.

Thousands of residents across the West Midlands benefit from better qualifications and skills

11 August 2021

Mayor launches Great Clean Up campaign to get region looking its best for Commonwealth Games

Call to residents to clear litter ahead of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

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Get in touch

Mayor of the West Midlands

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Telephone: 0345 303 6760

Monday to Tuesday and Thursday to Friday, 9am - 5pm
Wednesday, 9.30am - 5pm
Saturday and Sunday, closed