Legal action delays mayoral election

The proposed election of a mayor for the Sheffield city region has been delayed by a legal battle with the Combined Authority (CA) now working towards elections in 2018.

Following the judgement at the end of last year in the case brought by Derbyshire County Council, local authority leaders have stated that it is not possible to hold a Mayoral election in May 2017.

As a proposed devolution deal progresses, a Mayoral Combined Authority is set to be created, building on the 2013 agreement (pictured) which saw the nine local authorities that comprise the city region create a new legal body with responsibility for transport, economic development and regeneration.

In August, Derbyshire County Council mounted a legal challenge against the consultation regarding the creation of the Sheffield City Region Mayoral Combined Authority (CA).

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