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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

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.

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

16 July 2021

Businesses encouraged to help local communities as WMCA gears up for Mayor’s Giving Month

Call for businesses to support Mayor's Giving Month

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

08 May 2021

Andy Street re-elected as Mayor of the West Midlands

The election, on Thursday May 6, saw votes cast in Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

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

02 February 2021

‘Our young people need you’ – Mayor issues rallying cry as mentoring scheme smashes 10,000 target

More than 10,000 young people have received personal mentoring on how to kickstart their careers or get back into work

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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