Sheffield news £105,000 pay packet suggested for new West Yorkshire mayor MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The sum has been proposed because of the job's "complexity"
Breaking News ! The new West Yorkshire mayor should be paid £105,000, it has been recommended. The six-figure sum is more than the metro mayors of either Sheffield or Liverpool are paid, as an independent panel says the role is more complex. Voters will decide on who will become the first West Yorkshire mayor in the local elections this May. The role has been created after the Government signed off on the £1.8 billion West Yorkshire Devolution Deal last year - an agreement that will see decisions on spending on infrastructure, housing, transport, regeneration and adult skills move from Westminster to a more local level. To get the latest email updates from Yorkshire Live, click here . The West Yorkshire mayor will also replace the post of Police and Crime Commissioner, and act as the “face” of West Yorkshire nationally and internationally. At a meeting of West Yorkshire Combined Authority next Tuesday (March 9), members will decide how much to pay the new mayor.
. Sheffield’s metro mayor gets £79,000 a year, while Liverpool’s gets £80,631. However, the West Yorkshire role will also incorporate the powers currently held by the Police and Crime Commissioner. The only other Metro Mayor to have these added powers is Manchester’s mayor – who gets £110,000 a year. Enter your postcode to see local issues near you
The panel pointed out that the Manchester role also involves powers over fire and rescue services, waste disposal and public health – responsibilities the West Yorkshire mayor will not have. The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner is currently paid £100,000. Candidates who have so far been announced include Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin (Lab), Leeds Councillor Matthew Robinson (Cons), Kirklees Councillor Andrew Cooper (Green), Leeds Councillor Stewart Golton (Lib Dem) and Rawdon Parish Councillor Bob Buxton (Yorkshire Party).
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