In May 2017 the Tees Valley elected its first metro mayor – Conservative Ben Houchen. He has control over the whole Tees Valley combined authority area. and works with existing city leaders to take forward a strategic plan. You can find out more about the metro mayors on our FAQ page.
This page brings together the key facts and figures about the city-region’s economy.
Tees Valley consists of the following local authorities: Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, and Stockton-on-Tees.
Understanding how the city-region performs on key areas such as productivity and employment helps the new metro mayor to assess what he should prioritise. The table below shows how Tees Valley compares to the national average on these indicators.
You can also find data on the areas that the metro mayor has more direct power over on the Tees Valley Metro Mayor Data Dashboard
Source: All data publicly available. Contact Centre for Cities for full source details.
We outlined a set of policy priorities that the Tees Valley mayor should set out in his first term before his election, you can find them in full here or listed below.
The Conservative Ben Houchen won the 2017 Tees Valley metro mayor vote with 51% of votes to Labour’s 49%. The turnout was 21%.
Get up to date on the policies and powers affecting the metro mayors by reading our metro mayors FAQ.
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