The role of the Mayor has been established as part of devolution agreements between GM and government with the Mayor having powers that cover transport, business support, employment and skills support, spatial planning, housing investment and governance reforms.

If you are interested in standing as a candidate in the 4 May 2017 Greater Manchester Combined Authority Mayoral election, this section of the website provides information on how to do so.

There are specific legal qualifications and disqualifications which you must meet if you wish to stand.

Firstly to qualify as a candidate you need to be aged 18 or over and a British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen.

The legislation covering disqualifications for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority Mayoral election has not yet been passed and further information will be provided once available.

To stand validly nominated on 4 May 2017, by no later than 4pm on Tuesday 4 April, the Combined Area Returning Officer must be in receipt of the following:

  • A nomination paper with 100 signatures and elector numbers

  • Candidate Consent to Nomination

  • Request for a party emblem (party candidates only)

  • Certificate of authorisation (party candidates only)

  • £5000 deposit (cash or bankers draft only)

Nomination papers will be available to download from this website once published.

In this section you can find further information on: