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Rushcliffe people to decide who leads £4 billion boost for the East Midlands

Last updated: 28/3/2024

The first ever election for a mayor for the East Midlands will take place on Thursday May 2 and a campaign has been launched this week to encourage people in the Borough and across the county, Nottingham, Derbyshire and Derby to have their say and vote.

The Mayor of the East Midlands will open the door to investment in transport, skills, housing and the environment after securing a deal for a new combined authority – the East Midlands Combined County Authority (EMCCA).

EMCCA has been formed by Derbyshire County Council, Derby City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottingham City Council, and will be led by a mayor, similar to areas like the West Midlands, Greater Manchester and South Yorkshire.

The mayor will have new powers and resources to begin a long-term process of growing the region’s economy by investing in skills that lead to better jobs, transport that works better across the region, housing where it’s needed, and an economy equipped to deal with net zero. Its small team will have specific responsibilities – housing, skills, transport and the environment – and the transfer of powers means it will be doing work previously carried out by government.

It will collaborate with councils and will not duplicate what they do or provide services that are best delivered locally. For more information about the campaign and how to vote visit the Vote East Midlands Mayor website.