Metro Mayors are directly elected by the people in their area, and they chair their region’s Combined Authority. The Metro Mayor exercises powers and functions devolved from government, set out in the local area’s devolution deal.
Jamie Driscoll was elected as the first Metro Mayor of North of Tyne on 3rd May 2019. He leads the Combined Authority in its mission to create jobs, drive the green transition, innovate through recovery, doing it all in an inclusive way.
To find out more about our Mayor, click here.
As a region we have some great assets - a proud history of industrial innovation, beautiful scenery and people famous for their warmth and friendliness.