West Yorkshire Devolution

Purpose of the consultation

Take part in the consultation on the West Yorkshire devolution deal and proposals for a directly elected mayor.




In March 2020, leaders of the five West Yorkshire councils secured a £1.8billion devolution deal with government. This will see a historic transfer of powers and investment from central government to our region.


The deal means decisions across key areas will be taken in West Yorkshire by people who know and understand the region.


Key areas include:


·         better transport

·         skills

·         the economy

·         tackling the climate emergency

This will bring huge benefits for rural and urban communities, and for people’s quality of life.


Have your say


You can take part in the consultation from 25 May to 19 July on the devolution deal and proposals for a directly elected mayor.


Take part in the consulation now


Find more details on the devolution plans on West Yorkshire Combined Authority's devolution page


Let us know your views

To tell us what you think on this subject, please follow this link to an online survey. This consultation runs until Sunday, 19th July, 2020.