We welcome Tracy Brabin as Mayor Of West Yorkshire

Tracy Brabin has been elected as the first mayor of West Yorkshire. It is the first time our region, made up of Leeds; Wakefield; Calderdale; Bradford and Kirklees, has voted for a mayor.

Reacting to the win, Tracy Brabin said: “As a Yorkshire woman born and raised, this is an enormous privilege”.

Here is a message from our Chair, Shanaz Gulzar:

“Congratulations Tracy Brabin on being elected the first ever Mayor of West Yorkshire! We’re very much looking forward to working with you in unlocking the fantastic creative talent, and harnessing the energy and power of communities across our region!”

“As we work on our Bradford 2025 UK City of Culture bid alongside Leeds 2023, Kirklees Year of Music 2023 and Calderdale Year of Culture 2024, arts and culture presents a compelling case for recovery in our region.”

Shanaz Gulzar, Chair of Bradford 2025 UK City of Culture Bid


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