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Electing Your Tees Valley Mayor

On the 4th of May 2017, residents of Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-Tees and Redcar and Cleveland will elect a new Mayor for the Tees Valley.

The Tees Valley Mayor will work alongside the five Tees Valley Councils to improve the economy of the area, bring in new investment and create jobs.

The Tees Valley Mayor will have responsibilities and influence over:

Transport

Transport

  • Improve our train services by having more, faster and better trains and stations
  • Support better bus services
  • Invest in road and rail infrastructure

Home & Communities

Home & Communities

  • Invest in good quality homes.
  • Help create successful, vibrant communities

Culture & Tourism

Culture & Tourism

  • Promote Tees Valley as a great place to Live, Work & Visit
  • Invest in our cultural institutions and events

Skills & Education

Skills & Education

  • Encourage more apprenticeships
  • Improve education for young people and adults
  • Help people to secure good quality jobs

Business Growth & Investment

Business Growth & Investment

  • Support businesses to help them grow
  • Bring new companies into the area
  • Revitalise our town centres and industrial areas
  • Encourage innovation, carbon reduction and new energy

Devolution

Devolution

  • Secure a better deal from central government
  • Ensure a strong voice for the Tees Valley
  • Make more decisions about our area here, not in London
Your Vote Matters, Don't Loose It.

Register to vote

If you have not yet registered to vote please visit
www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or contact Electoral Services at your local Council. The deadline for registration is the 13th April, to register we’ll need to know your date of birth and national insurance number.

Once registered you will be sent a poll card before 4th May, this will include details of where your polling station is. You do not need to take the poll card with you to vote (unless you are an anonymous elector), but it will help staff. You can only vote at the polling station stated on this card.

 

 

Why not vote by post?

Postal voting is simple and it’s free- If you’re a registered postal voter, your ballot paper will be sent to you from the 18th April and if you haven’t received your postal vote by the 27th April please contact Electoral Services before polling day.

You must return it so that it is delivered to your electoral registration office by 10pm on 4th May in the envelope provided, or at a polling station in your borough on polling day.

Not able to vote in person?

If you have applied to have someone vote on your behalf (Proxy), make sure that they know which of the candidate/candidates you wish to vote for.

If you wish to apply to vote by post or appoint someone you trust to vote on your behalf as your proxy, download a form from www.aboutmyvote.co.uk, complete it fully and return it to Electoral Services at your local Council New applications for a postal vote must be returned to your electoral registration office by 5pm on Tuesday 18 April and new applications for a proxy vote by 5pm on Tuesday 25 April.

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