Tees Valley Mayor
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Tees Valley Mayor

Mayor of Tees Valley Combined Authority
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Ben Houchen in York (cropped).jpg
Ben Houchen

since May 2017
Tees Valley Combined Authority
AppointerDirectly elected
Term length4 years
Constituting instrumentCities and Local Government Devolution Act 2016
Inaugural holderBen Houchen

The Mayor of the Tees Valley, stylised as the Tees Valley Mayor, is a combined authority metro mayor, first elected in May 2017. The mayor is leader of the Tees Valley Combined Authority.

The office was created under the Cities and Local Government Devolution Act 2016 which allowed for the creation of 'Metro mayors' to lead combined authorities in England.[2] The next election for the post was scheduled for 7 May 2020 but due to the COVID-19 pandemic was postponed to May 2021.[3]

List of mayors

Name Picture Term of office Elected Political party Previous occupations
Ben Houchen Ben Houchen in York (cropped).jpg 8 May 2017 Incumbent 2017 2021 Conservative Former chief executive of BLK UK

List of deputy mayors

Name Term of office Political party Other position(s)
Bob Cook[4] 8 May 2017 28 June 2019 Labour Leader of Borough of Stockton-on-Tees
Shane Moore[5] 28 June 2019 incumbent Independent Union Leader of Hartlepool Borough Council


  1. ^ Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, s 107A(5)
  2. ^ "Cities and Local Government Devolution Act: Section 2", legislation.gov.uk, The National Archives, 28 January 2016, 2016 c. 1 (s. 2), retrieved 2019
  3. ^ "Local elections postponed for a year over coronavirus". BBC News. 13 March 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ Hughes, Mike (2 June 2017). "New mayor makes 130 appointments at combined authority". Teesside Gazette. Middlesbrough: Reach. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ "Hartlepool Borough Council Leader takes on two key Tees Valley roles". Hartlepool Borough Council. 18 June 2019. Retrieved 2019.

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