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:
- Integrated transport functions
- Bus improvement powers including bus franchising
- Economic development and regeneration powers
- Power to borrow for transport functions
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:
- Power to raise a precept on council tax to fund mayoral powers - all MCAs except West of England.
- Power to pay grant - all MCAs except Sheffield City Region.
- Power to establish Mayoral Development Corporations - all MCAs, apart from Cambridgeshire & Peterborough and Sheffield City Region
- Power to borrow for any combined authority function - all MCAs except North of Tyne and Sheffield City Region
- Adult education functions -all MCAs except North of Tyne and Sheffield City Region
- Homes England powers around regeneration - all MCAs except Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, Tees Valley and Sheffield City Region.
- Power to raise a business rates supplement - Cambridgeshire & Peterborough. Liverpool City Region, West of England and West Midlands.
- Strategic planning powers - Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region and West of England
- Police & Crime Commissioner functions - exclusive to Greater Manchester.
- Fire & Rescue Authority - exclusive to Greater Manchester
- Public health functions - exclusive to Greater Manchester
- Powers in relation to combined authority roads, as defined in legislation - exclusive to West Midlands.
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:
- Cambridgeshire and Peterborough - a turnout of 33.57%
- Greater Manchester - a turnout of 28.93%
- Liverpool City Region - a turnout of 26.1%
- Tees Valley - a turnout of 21.31%
- West of England - a turnout of 29.72%
- West Midlands - a turnout of 26.7%
3 May 2018
- Sheffield City Region - a turnout of 25.82%
2 May 2019
- North of Tyne - a turnout of 32.3%