Jamie Driscoll was elected as the first ever North of Tyne Mayor in May 2019. He heads up the North of Tyne Combined Authority and, together with the six local authority Cabinet members, is accountable for its activity.
Jamie ensures the voices in our area are clearly heard by government. He champions the North of Tyne nationally and internationally.
After leaving school at 16, Jamie returned to education as a mature student to gain an engineering degree at Northumbria University. He worked as an engineer making breathing apparatus and in the electronics and IT sector, later setting up his own software development firm.
Before being elected to the Office of Mayor, North of Tyne, Jamie was a Labour and Cooperative Councillor in the Monument Ward in Newcastle City Centre.
As North of Tyne Mayor, Jamie is committed to driving forward his manifesto pledges around community wealth building, addressing the climate emergency, revitalising life in local communities, building affordable homes and delivering lifelong learning for the people North of Tyne.
Originally born on Teesside, Jamie now lives in Gosforth with his wife and sons.