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Thursday 6 May 2021

There may also be parish, town or community council elections in some areas.

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Mayor of West Yorkshire Combined Authority

This election was held on Thursday 6 May 2021.

7 candidates stood in the West Yorkshire Combined Authority mayoral election.

Read the official candidate booklet for this election.

The Mayor of West Yorkshire is a new position, and 2021 will be its first election. The Mayor will work with the leaders of the five councils who make up the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, to provide strategic direction in areas such as transport, housing, and employment.

From 10 May, the Mayor of West Yorkshire will also assume the powers and responsibilities of the region's Police and Crime Commissioner.

Visit the West Yorkshire Combined Authority website.

Election events

You can meet candidates and question them at online events (often known as 'hustings'). Here are some events that are taking place:

(Past event) Friday 30 April 2021 00:00: Mayoral Election Hustings 2021, University of Huddersfield Students Union
See video or other info from this event.

(Past event) Thursday 15 April 2021 12:00: Introduction to candidates standing for election of West Yorkshire Mayor
See video or other info from this event.

Kirklees local election

Birstall and Birkenshaw ward

This election was held on Thursday 6 May 2021.

8 candidates stood in the Birstall and Birkenshaw ward.

Where to vote

You should get a "poll card" through the post telling you where to vote.

If you haven't got one, or aren't sure where to vote, you should call Kirklees Metropolitan Council on 01484 221650.

Read more about how to vote.

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