North of Tyne Mayor

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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.

 
 
 
 

North of Tyne devolution.
The deal at a glance.

Our historic devolution deal brings unprecedented new powers and investment from Government to the North of Tyne.

 
 
 
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ECONOMIC VISION

North of Tyne devolution.

For the new North of Tyne Combined Authority – spanning Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland – the future focus is on positive change. We want to quickly and decisively make a real and positive impact on people’s lives, businesses and communities.

Our vision is of a dynamic and more inclusive economy, one that brings together people and opportunities to create vibrant communities and a high quality of life, narrowing inequalities and ensuring that all residents have a stake in our region’s future.

 
 

INVEST & INNOVATE

Supporting investment and innovation

Devolution gives us the chance to make our own decisions about our own future so we can target investment where we know we need it most.

We want to make the strong connection between economic growth and providing people with the skills, education and confidence to benefit from the opportunities that will follow.

 
 
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Devolution Timeline

The devolution deal has transferred unprecedented new powers and investment from Government to the North of Tyne. Take a look at what our deal includes.

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North of Tyne News

Read the latest news about North of Tyne devolution, our chance to make our own decisions about our own future so we can target investment where we know we need it most.

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