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21/04/2017 - Deadline looms to apply for a proxy vote for West Midlands mayoral election

Voters wanting a proxy vote for the historic West Midlands mayoral election have just a few days left to apply.


20/04/2017 - First mayoral election postal ballot papers go out to voters

Voters who have registered for a postal vote in the forthcoming West Midlands mayoral election should start to see them arriving through their door this week.


12/04/2017 - Just days left to apply for mayoral election postal votes

People need to apply quickly if they want to vote but cannot make it to their local polling station on May 4


11/04/2017 - Innovative support scheme for young people

Transport for West Midlands is supporting a £50 million scheme to help young people into education, employment and training.


10/04/2017 - Be part of history

Voters are urged to 'be part of history' next month - by deciding who will be the West Midlands' first ever elected mayor.


07/04/2017 - WMCA starts search for permanent chief executive

The search to find a permanent chief executive for the West Midlands Combined Authority has officially begun.


07/04/2017 - West Midlands Walking Out Of Darkness

Suicide prevention and mental health awareness campaigners Jonny Benjamin and Neil Laybourn were in Birmingham promoting West Midlands Walking Out Of Darkness.


06/04/2017 - Only one week left to register for West Midlands mayoral election

People wanting to take part in the election to choose the first ever West Midlands Mayor have just one week to register for the historic vote.


05/04/2017 - Commission launched to boost productivity and skills

Expertise of business people, technical specialists and academics will be harnessed to help WMCA raise the region's economic performance


04/04/2017 - Nominations close for candidates for the West Midlands Combined Authority mayoral election

The official list of candidates for the first West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) mayoral election is now confirmed.