North of Tyne Mayor
The newly elected mayor for the North of Tyne Combined Authority is Jamie Driscoll, Labour and Co-operative Party.
Jamie Driscoll has become the region’s first ever directly elected mayor and will officially start his new role on Tuesday, May 7th.
The North of Tyne Combined Authority has ambitious plans to create 10,000 jobs over the term of the deal, adding over £1bn in goods and services and levering over £2bn of private sector investment.
It has also meant the transfer of power and investment from central Government to Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland.