The South Yorkshire Mayoral Election 2022

Oliver Coppard has been elected as the new Mayor of South Yorkshire.

The South Yorkshire Mayor is directly elected by the electorate in the four South Yorkshire districts of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield to serve a four-year term. 

The Mayor has powers and money, which are used to decide how we create jobs and grow our economy, improve training and skills, how our public transport network is run, and build new infrastructure and homes in South Yorkshire.

Visit our Mayoral Election home page to find out more. 



We are the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority

New name. New identity. Same ambitions for South Yorkshire.

To better reflect who we are, the communities we serve and the way we work we have changed our name from “Sheffield City Region”, to the “South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority”.

This is part of a series of changes over time which will better integrate public transport, the Mayor and the four Councils of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield and the private sector through the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

These bodies together serve the communities and businesses of South Yorkshire. By bringing these organisations together we will be able to better invest in and manage the 102 million passenger journeys made each year in South Yorkshire and deliver on our mission to create a stronger, greener, fairer South Yorkshire.

Comprised of a Mayoral Combined Authority (MCA) and the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) we work at a regional level to invest in delivering business growth, skills and economic development related projects, in addition to transport, housing, and the Mayor’s agenda.

We are a diverse and super-connected economy comprising a dynamic core city, thriving towns and market towns, outstanding countryside and a significant rural economy.

Building a stronger, greener and fairer economy for South Yorkshire

The Renewal Action Plan sets out our road map to help South Yorkshire recover from the pandemic and put us on the path towards social and economic renewal. It will help people, employers and places recover, and put us on course to transform our region – making our economy and society stronger, greener and fairer.

The plan also contributes to our longer-term goals and the transformation of our region – so we can build back better. 

Read the Renewal Action Plan (PDF, 10Mb)