Mayoral Election 2024

Combined Authorities are led by an elected Mayor.

On 4 May 2017 and 6 May 2021 residents of Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees voted in elections for a Mayor of the Tees Valley Combined Authority. The next Mayoral election will take place on 2nd May 2024.

What is the role of a Tees Valley Mayor?

The Mayor chairs the Combined Authority, a body set up by law to lead the economic development of Tees Valley. The Combined Authority works alongside the five Tees Valley councils to improve the economy of the area, bring in new investment, create jobs and transform Tees Valley.

The Combined Authority has responsibility for transport, place, culture & tourism, skills & education, business growth & investment and devolution. The Mayor also chairs the Boards of the three Mayoral Development Corporations in the region – South Tees Development Corporation (STDC), Hartlepool Development Corporation (HDC) and Middlesbrough Development Corporation (MDC).

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What is Tees Valley Combined Authority?

The Tees Valley Combined Authority was created in April 2016. Its purpose is to drive economic growth and job creation in the area. It is a partnership of five authorities; Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees, working closely with the business community and other partners to make local decisions to support the growth of our economy.

What are Mayoral Development Corporations?

The South Tees Development Corporation is charged with overseeing the regeneration of Teesworks, the 4,500-acre industrial zone south of the river Tees, while Hartlepool and Middlesbrough Development Corporations have been formed with the goal of transforming the town centres through driving investment.


What is the term of a Tees Valley Mayor?

The next term is four years.

When is the election?

The election is taking place on Thursday, 2 May 2024. Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm.

Who is eligible to vote in the Tees Valley Mayoral Election?

Registered voters aged 18 and over and living in the Local Authority areas of Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees.

Am I registered to vote?

The deadline for registering to vote in this election is midnight on 16 April 2024. You can find out if you are registered to vote by contacting your local Electoral Registration Office or visiting your local council website. If you do not know which Local Authority area you live in,  find out more here.

How can I vote?

You can vote in person at the polling station specified on your polling card, by post or by asking someone else to vote for you (by proxy).

Where can I apply for Postal Voting?

You can apply for a postal vote, click here.

When is the deadline for applying for a postal vote?

Your application form must arrive at your local Electoral Registration Office by 17 April at 5pm if you want to vote by post on 2 May 2024.

Can I get a proxy vote?

Voting by proxy means that you appoint someone you trust to vote on your behalf and is a convenient way of voting if you are unable to get to the polling station.

If you want to vote by proxy on 2 May 2024, your application form must arrive at your local Electoral Registration Office by 24 April at 5pm.

There are many different types of form depending on why you need a proxy vote. For more information, click here.

Do I need to take any identification?

Voters in England need to show photo ID to vote at polling stations. To see a full list of accepted forms of ID, click here.

I don’t have any of the above. How can I get my voter ID?

You can apply for a free voter ID document – a Voter Authority Certificate – by visiting the website here.

The deadline to apply for free voter ID in the elections on Thursday 2 May is 5pm on Wednesday 24 April.

Where is my nearest polling station?

Click here to find your nearest polling station. It will also be on your polling card.

Who are the candidates?

Information about the candidates will be published by no later than 4pm on Monday 8th April. Once published all the information can be found here.

Have your say and vote

on 2nd May!