To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 7 May (HL Deb, col 1140), with regard to combined authorities in England with directly elected mayors (1) what powers those authorities have in common, (2) what powers are specific to individual combined authorities or to groups of combined authorities, (3) what are the dates of the next elections for each mayor, and (4) what was the turnout in each combined authority in the most recent election for each directly elected mayor.
1) All eight mayoral combined authorities (MCAs) in England - Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, North of Tyne, Sheffield City Region, Tees Valley, West of England and West Midlands- have the following functions in common:
They also all have a power of competence over areas where they have had functions conferred. In the case of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough and West of England this is the General Power of Competence that principal local authorities have.
2) Each MCA has a different set of functions conferred on them, reflecting the bespoke nature of devolution deals as shown below:
3) The dates for the next mayoral election in each MCA are as follows:
7 May 2020: Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, Tees Valley, West Midlands
6 May 2021: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, West of England
5 May 2022: Sheffield City Region
2 May 2024: North of Tyne
4) The turnout for the inaugural mayoral election in each combined authority is as follows:
4 May 2017:
3 May 2018
2 May 2019