14How will the metro mayor govern and who will they work with?
Once elected, the metro mayor will be required to appoint a deputy mayor, drawn from one of the constituent authority leaders, to whom the metro mayor can delegate powers as they see fit. The deputy mayor will also step in if the metro mayor is incapacitated. The mayors will also be able to appoint one political advisor. Together they will work with the combined authority cabinet (i.e. local authority leaders) to run the city region.
The metro mayor will be able to hand certain functions to their deputy mayor, or any of the local authority leaders within the combined authority. The metro mayor can also hand these functions down to a committee that they appoint, made up of members of the combined authority.