Labour's Metro Mayors

Metro Mayors

Find out more about our Metro Mayors

Andy Burnham

Mayor of Greater Manchester

Andy Burnham was first elected as Mayor of Greater Manchester in May 2017 and re-elected in 2021, winning every ward in Greater Manchester.

Responsible for shaping the future of Greater Manchester, Andy’s priorities include ending rough sleeping, transforming Greater Manchester into one of the greenest city regions in Europe, building a fully integrated public transport system and making Greater Manchester a great place to grow up, get on, and grow old.

Before being elected Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy was MP for Leigh from 2001. In government, Andy held Ministerial positions at the Home Office, Department of Health and the Treasury. In 2008 he became Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, before returning to Health as Secretary of State in 2009.

In opposition, Andy served as Shadow Education Secretary, Shadow Health Secretary and Shadow Home Secretary.

Andy lives in Leigh, Greater Manchester, with his family.

Dan Norris

Mayor of the West of England

Metro Mayor Dan Norris grew up and has has lived in the West of England all his life. He was an NSPCC trained child protection officer and local MP as well as running his own businesses.

Metro Mayor Dan Norris’ passion is bringing people and communities together. He represents a varied area from the world-famous urban centres of Bristol and Bath to vibrant market towns like Midsomer Norton and Chipping Sodbury alongside the most rural areas covering scores of tiny villages and hamlets like Nempnett Thrubwell, Gaunt’s Earthcott and St Catherine.

From Brunel to Concorde to Wallace and Grommit and Banksy and J. K. Rowling to Mary Berry – he knows the West of England is amazing. He is determined to spread that message across the UK and the globe.

As a life long environmentalist Dan is working on policies to make the West of England greener and meet ambitious net-zero targets. As a former Labour Environment and Rural Affairs Minister Dan also wants to make his region the bee and pollinator capital of the UK.

Dan has long battled for better child protection measures. He was a whistleblower early in his career on this topic, and later in Parliament he played a key role in the introduction of Sarah’s Law. He has a long association with the charity Kidscape and is one of their ambassadors as well as a trustee of the Snowdon Trust which supports students with disabilities.

Outside of politics Dan is a Bristol City Supporter and says that their ups and downs have been the perfect training for politics!

He also enjoys photography and his favourite thing to do is go on long walks across the beautiful West of England with his cocker spaniel Angel.

Nik Johnson

Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Originally from the North East of England, I trained at St.George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London and qualified in 1993 .

I was appointed as a Consultant Paediatrician at Hinchingbrooke hospital in 2006.

I believe passionately in the idea of public service. As a children’s doctor,I am privileged to work at the heart of the community, doing a job which allows me to meet, help and support people from all walks of life.

Outside of work , I am proud to be the Patron of Eddies – a local charity supporting people with learning disabilities in Cambridgeshire. I also enjoy watching my children take part in sport and drama activities.

I stood for Labour in two general elections – cutting the sitting MPs’ majority quite considerably.

I was elected as district councillor for St Neots East in 2018 – the first Labour councillor in the town for two decades – and sat on Huntingdonshire District council’s planning committee.

On May 10 2021 I was elected mayor of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.

I live near St Neots with my wife, a fellow doctor and three children.

Oliver Coppard

Mayor of South Yorkshire

Born and raised in the region, he took office as Mayor in May 2022, elected on a platform of restoring the pride, purpose and prosperity of South Yorkshire.

After graduating from Leeds University, Oliver began his career at Barnsley Council leading low carbon regeneration projects. He went on to lead a number of high-profile political campaigns, including achieving the largest swing in the country taking on Nick Clegg in the 2015 General Election, before working with the charity BookTrust.

As Mayor, Oliver has sought to build on his promise to do politics differently, launching the first regional Citizens Assembly for the Climate; fighting for a better deal for South Yorkshire’s public services, especially through a reformed bus network; and working to land major investments into the region to renew South Yorkshire’s proud manufacturing tradition.

Sadiq Khan

Mayor of London

Sadiq Khan was born in London and has lived here all his life. His parents moved to London from Pakistan in the 1960s. He was state-school educated in Tooting before studying Law at the University of North London. Sadiq and his wife have two daughters.

Sadiq became a solicitor specialising in human rights and was a councillor in the London Borough of Wandsworth from 1994 to 2006.

In 2005 Sadiq was elected MP for Tooting. He was appointed Minister of State for Communities in 2008 and later became Minister of State for Transport, becoming the first Muslim and first Asian to attend Cabinet. He was also Crossrail Minister.

In 2013 Sadiq was appointed Shadow Minister for London, and in 2015 he led the Labour Party campaign in London in the General Election.

Sadiq is a big sports fan, especially football, boxing and cricket. He ran the 2014 London Marathon, raising money for the Evening Standard’s Dispossessed Fund.

Steve Rotheram

Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region

Steve Rotheram was born and raised in Kirkby, one of eight children. He left school at 16 with few formal qualifications to begin a bricklaying apprenticeship. His political career began when he was elected to serve on Liverpool City Council in 2002 and he held the ceremonial title of Lord Mayor of Liverpool through the city’s European Capital of Culture year.

In 2010, he was elected as the Member of Parliament for the Liverpool Walton constituency. While in Westminster, he led campaigns for justice for the Hillsborough families; in support of blacklisted workers; for compensation for those suffering from mesothelioma and asbestosis; and to change the law on the use of old tyres on buses and coaches.

In 2017, Steve was elected as the first Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, representing 1.6m people across Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens, and the Wirral. In his first term, he helped deliver 9,000 new jobs and 5,500 apprenticeships, set out plans for an integrated London-style transport system and led the city region through the pandemic.

On 6 May 2021, Steve was re-elected to serve a second term as Mayor with an increased majority of over 132,000 – winning almost 60% of the vote across the region. On day one of his new term in office, he delivered a £150m COVID recovery fund to create jobs and support local businesses as the region emerges from the pandemic.

Tracy Brabin

Mayor of West Yorkshire

Tracy Brabin is a British Labour and Co-operative politician who was elected as the first Mayor of West Yorkshire, and the first ever woman Metro Mayor, in May 2021.

She was the Member of Parliament for Batley and Spen from 2016 until 2021. As MP, she held appointments as Shadow Early Years Minister, Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and Shadow Minister for Cultural Industries.

Born in Batley, Tracy was an actor and television writer prior to entering politics.