Mayor of West Yorkshire

Tracy Brabin - Mayor of West Yorkshire
Contact Tracy Brabin
  • West Yorkshire Combined Authority City Exchange, 11 Albion Street Leeds LS1 5ES

Tracy Brabin became the first female metro mayor in the country when she was elected in 2021. The role includes the police and crime powers previously held by West Yorkshire’ Police and Crime Commissioner.

Her 10 pledges to West Yorkshire are:

♦ Create 1,000 well paid, skilled jobs for young people.

♦ Prioritise skills and training to ensure everyone in West Yorkshire has the skills they need to secure work.

♦ Support local businesses and be champion for our regional economy.

♦ Lead a Creative New Deal to ensure our creative industries are part of the broader recovery strategy.

♦ Appoint an Inclusivity Champion to work to ensure that the region’s recovery benefits us all.

♦ Recruit 750 more frontline police officers and staff to fight crime.

♦ Put keeping women and girls safe at the heart of my policing plan.

♦ Bring buses back under public control, introduce simpler fares, contactless ticketing and greener buses.

♦ Build 5000 sustainable homes including council houses and affordable homes

♦ Tackle the climate emergency and protect our environment.

Tracy previously served as the MP for Batley and Spen, where she was born, from 2016 to 2021.

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