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Tees Valley mayoral election, 2017

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John Tait  John Tennant
Ben Houchen  Sue Jeffrey
Tees Valley mayoral election, 2017

The inaugural Tees Valley mayoral election will be held on 4 May 2017 to elect the mayor of the Tees Valley Combined Authority. The mayor will be elected by the supplementary vote system. Subsequent elections will be held in May 2020 and every four years after.


Conservative Party

Ben Houchen, Conservative group leader on Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council.

Labour Party

Sue Jeffrey, Redcar and Cleveland Council leader.

Liberal Democrats

Chris Foote Wood, author and former Bishop Auckland district councillor, was selected to be the Liberal Democrat candidate after defeating Anne-Marie Curry, Liberal Democrat group leader on Darlington Borough Council, in a ballot of party members.

UK Independence

John Tennant, UKIP group leader on Hartlepool Borough Council.

North East Party

John Tait, former Parliamentary candidate in Stockton North.


  • Ray Mallon, former Mayor of Middlesbrough.
  • Dave Roberts, former sports broadcaster and independent candidate for Mayor of Middlesbrough in 2015.
  • References

    Tees Valley mayoral election, 2017 Wikipedia

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