Mayoral West Midlands Combined Authority consultation closing soon

By on 16/08/2016 in Cllr Clancy, News, Partnerships

People have until this Sunday to submit their responses to the consultation on a future elected Mayor for the West Midlands Combined Authority.

The Mayoral West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) Functions Scheme consultation will close at midnight on Sunday August 21.

Proposals in the scheme, including the functions of the Mayoral WMCA, are set out in this consultation and its findings will go to the Secretary of State (SoS) and the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

Councillor John Clancy, leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “The idea of a Mayor for the WMCA area is to provide a strong voice for the region and to be an ambassador for the area, promoting it on the global stage.

“The Mayor would be the point of contact when the Government want to speak to the West Midlands and be responsible for driving the Devolution Agreement within government and the region.

“The Functions Scheme sets out the detail of how a Mayoral WMCA would work effectively to deliver the Devolution Agreement.
“This is an opportunity to shape how the region is governed in the future and I encourage all residents, businesses, community groups and partners from across the region to take it by having their say in the consultation.”

Full details of the consultation can be found here.

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