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Tees Valley Combined Authority Mayoral Election 6 May 2021

On Thursday 6 May 2021, voters across the borough went to the polls to elect a Mayor for the Tees Valley Combined Authority and Ben Houchen was re-elected as the Tees Valley Combined Authority Mayor for a further three years.

Name of Candidate


Number of votes*


The Conservative Party Candidate


JACOBS, Jessie Joe Asher

Labour and Co-operative Party


* If elected, the word 'ELECTED' appears against the number of votes.

Rejected ballot papers: 1056
Electorate: 168,661
Turnout: 33.95%

The Tees Valley Combined Authority was created in April 2016 and is a partnership of five authorities, namely Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees.

Further information on the role of the Mayor is available on the Tees Valley Combined Authority website.  

The election was co-ordinated across the Tees Valley area by the Combined Authority Returning Officer (TVCARO), who was based at Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, however local arrangements for Darlington were delegated to the Local Returning Officer.

A guide to the candidates, the election and how to vote were delivered to every elector and a copy of the booklet was available on the TVCARO website.

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