The Mayor’s Role

What does the Mayor do?

The Mayor is a major figure in the political life of the area. They act as an ambassador for the area; promoting it as a place to live, work, visit and invest in.

The Mayor is Chair of the Mayoral Combined Authority and a member of the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

The Mayor and the other Leaders of the Sheffield City Region Mayoral Combined Authority work with the LEP, central government and other organisations in pursuing shared goals and delivering key strategic plans.

The Mayor has certain public transport powers relating to how buses may operate in the future.

Further powers and resources may be devolved to the Mayor and the Mayoral Combined Authority if agreement can be reached in the future. This could include the powers from the 2015 Devolution Deal with Government, such as the £900m of funding to grow the economy and powers for adult skills and training. Both the Mayoral Combined Authority and the Mayor would need to agree to any such additional powers being devolved.

There is not currently a salary attached to the position of Sheffield City Region Mayor. This may change in the future, should agreement be reached on further powers being devolved from Government.

Does the Mayor make decisions about my council?

No. Your local council provides the services needed and used by their local communities. The Mayor and the Sheffield City Region Mayoral Combined Authority make decisions that impact on and improve the City Region on issues such as public transport, adult skills, infrastructure and economic development.

How is the Mayor held to account?

The Mayor is ultimately held to account by voters through the election process. However, the Sheffield City Region Overview and Scrutiny Committee scrutinises the Mayor and the Mayor’s strategies and activities

How long is the Mayor in office for?

The term for the Mayor is four years. Dan Jarvis was elected for a four-year term in May 2018. The next election will take place in 2022.

Contact the Mayor

Mayor Dan Jarvis
Sheffield City Region, 11 Broad Street West, Sheffield, S1 2BQ