West Yorkshire Mayor's Question Time

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These events have already taken place. All events were recorded and you can watch the recordings on our YouTube channel. Please see the details below.

There will be more events organise after May 2024, please make sure you register on our platform to be kept informed about these events.


Do you have a question you would like to ask the Mayor of West Yorkshire?

Tracy Brabin is hosting her first series of question time events. This is your opportunity to meet your West Yorkshire Mayor and ask her a question about issues that affect your community.

Hosted by an independent journalist, these events offer people of West Yorkshire the chance to hear directly from the Mayor, who will answer questions posed by you, her West Yorkshire constituents. We’ll also discuss local, regional and national issues as well as hear about how her pledges are progressing and future plans for West Yorkshire.

You can ask the Mayor about anything that falls within her role. The Mayor is responsible for specific functions of the Combined Authority that are ‘Mayoral Functions’, which include transport related functions, housing and planning functions and finance powers. She is also responsible for functions of the Police and Crime Commissioner and supported to deliver these by an appointed Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Alison Lowe OBE, who will also be in attendance at the event.

You can find out more about the Mayor's role and responsibilities in the FAQ section of this page or on our Combined Authority website.

The Mayor is visiting Wakefield, Halifax and Leeds. You can find out more details about these events, and how to register, below. We look forward to adding further events in other areas after May 2024.

All events will have BSL Interpretation.


Wakefield Mayor's Question Time - with Leader of Wakefield Council, Cllr Denise Jeffery.

This event was hosted on Thursday 25 January at The Hepworth in Wakefield.

You can view the whole event here (note this will take you to our YouTube channel):

Recording of Wakefield - West Yorkshire Mayor's Question Time


Halifax Mayor's Question Time - with Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Jane Scullion.

This event was hosted on Monday 5 February at The Piece Hall in Halifax.

You can view the recording on our YouTube channel here:

Recording of Halifax - West Yorkshire Mayor's Question Time.


Leeds Mayor's Question Time - with Leader of Leeds City Council, Cllr James Lewis

This event was hosted on Thursday 22 February at Nexus, University of Leeds in Leeds.

The recording of the event will be published shortly.


Registering attendance and submitting your question

Tickets and questions must be booked and submitted in advance. This is so that we can ensure that the venue is prepared for all ticketholders and that the event runs smoothly.

The questions submitted will be reviewed and shortlisted by the independent host who will ensure that the questions cover a broad range of topics. We encourage you to submit your question as early as possible so that the host has time to fully consider it before shortlisting the questions that will feature at the event. If time permits, there may be a possibility to ask a question on the night too.

You can book a ticket up to midnight on the day before the event.

Journalist's attending

These events offer a platform for members of the public to directly ask questions to the Mayor, therefore journalists in attendance (other than the host) will not be permitted to ask questions or provide comment. A Combined Authority Press Officer will attend each event to support with managing any media presence.

Registering by telephone

Please call Metroline on 0113 245 7676 and they will take your details. A member of our Community Engagement Team will then be in touch with you to take details of any questions you may wish to ask the Mayor, and to book your ticket.


How will we use your data?

We only gather the minimum amount of information to ensure a smooth-running event. This includes your name, postcode, email and if you have any special access requirements that we need to be aware of in advance.

More information can be found in our Privacy Notice here.

Please be advised that a photographer/filmmaker will be present at the event and photos/videos may also be shared publicly after the event, make yourself know to a team member if you do not wish to feature.


Accessibility

We want the Mayor's Question Time events to be accessible for all and for everyone to feel welcome and included at our events. There is no typical Mayor's Question Time attendee and we recognise that everyone attending our events has different needs.

All venues are checked for accessibility beforehand. When registering for the event you are given the chance to tell us about any access requirements which may affect your experience at the event. Will will use the information provided and try to accommodate your needs. These can include, but are not limited to: British Sign Language interpreter, wheelchair access, high backed chair, childcare needs, the need for a private room during the day, hearing loops.

We are also be happy to provide information about the event to allow you to plan your day for maximum comfort, including but not limited to: closest accessible transport stations, available breakout/quiet space. seating arrangements, any refreshments provided or where refreshments may be available nearby, content e.g. flashing images or high volume, specific timings and when an event is expected to finish.

If you would like to discuss your visit to one of our Mayor's Question Time events or to speak to a member of staff about your accessibility needs, please contact us by:

Email: yourvoice@westyorks-ca.gov.uk

Telephone: 0113 245 7676 (MetroLine).

We look forward to welcoming you to our events.


These events have already taken place. All events were recorded and you can watch the recordings on our YouTube channel. Please see the details below.

There will be more events organise after May 2024, please make sure you register on our platform to be kept informed about these events.


Do you have a question you would like to ask the Mayor of West Yorkshire?

Tracy Brabin is hosting her first series of question time events. This is your opportunity to meet your West Yorkshire Mayor and ask her a question about issues that affect your community.

Hosted by an independent journalist, these events offer people of West Yorkshire the chance to hear directly from the Mayor, who will answer questions posed by you, her West Yorkshire constituents. We’ll also discuss local, regional and national issues as well as hear about how her pledges are progressing and future plans for West Yorkshire.

You can ask the Mayor about anything that falls within her role. The Mayor is responsible for specific functions of the Combined Authority that are ‘Mayoral Functions’, which include transport related functions, housing and planning functions and finance powers. She is also responsible for functions of the Police and Crime Commissioner and supported to deliver these by an appointed Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Alison Lowe OBE, who will also be in attendance at the event.

You can find out more about the Mayor's role and responsibilities in the FAQ section of this page or on our Combined Authority website.

The Mayor is visiting Wakefield, Halifax and Leeds. You can find out more details about these events, and how to register, below. We look forward to adding further events in other areas after May 2024.

All events will have BSL Interpretation.


Wakefield Mayor's Question Time - with Leader of Wakefield Council, Cllr Denise Jeffery.

This event was hosted on Thursday 25 January at The Hepworth in Wakefield.

You can view the whole event here (note this will take you to our YouTube channel):

Recording of Wakefield - West Yorkshire Mayor's Question Time


Halifax Mayor's Question Time - with Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Jane Scullion.

This event was hosted on Monday 5 February at The Piece Hall in Halifax.

You can view the recording on our YouTube channel here:

Recording of Halifax - West Yorkshire Mayor's Question Time.


Leeds Mayor's Question Time - with Leader of Leeds City Council, Cllr James Lewis

This event was hosted on Thursday 22 February at Nexus, University of Leeds in Leeds.

The recording of the event will be published shortly.


Registering attendance and submitting your question

Tickets and questions must be booked and submitted in advance. This is so that we can ensure that the venue is prepared for all ticketholders and that the event runs smoothly.

The questions submitted will be reviewed and shortlisted by the independent host who will ensure that the questions cover a broad range of topics. We encourage you to submit your question as early as possible so that the host has time to fully consider it before shortlisting the questions that will feature at the event. If time permits, there may be a possibility to ask a question on the night too.

You can book a ticket up to midnight on the day before the event.

Journalist's attending

These events offer a platform for members of the public to directly ask questions to the Mayor, therefore journalists in attendance (other than the host) will not be permitted to ask questions or provide comment. A Combined Authority Press Officer will attend each event to support with managing any media presence.

Registering by telephone

Please call Metroline on 0113 245 7676 and they will take your details. A member of our Community Engagement Team will then be in touch with you to take details of any questions you may wish to ask the Mayor, and to book your ticket.


How will we use your data?

We only gather the minimum amount of information to ensure a smooth-running event. This includes your name, postcode, email and if you have any special access requirements that we need to be aware of in advance.

More information can be found in our Privacy Notice here.

Please be advised that a photographer/filmmaker will be present at the event and photos/videos may also be shared publicly after the event, make yourself know to a team member if you do not wish to feature.


Accessibility

We want the Mayor's Question Time events to be accessible for all and for everyone to feel welcome and included at our events. There is no typical Mayor's Question Time attendee and we recognise that everyone attending our events has different needs.

All venues are checked for accessibility beforehand. When registering for the event you are given the chance to tell us about any access requirements which may affect your experience at the event. Will will use the information provided and try to accommodate your needs. These can include, but are not limited to: British Sign Language interpreter, wheelchair access, high backed chair, childcare needs, the need for a private room during the day, hearing loops.

We are also be happy to provide information about the event to allow you to plan your day for maximum comfort, including but not limited to: closest accessible transport stations, available breakout/quiet space. seating arrangements, any refreshments provided or where refreshments may be available nearby, content e.g. flashing images or high volume, specific timings and when an event is expected to finish.

If you would like to discuss your visit to one of our Mayor's Question Time events or to speak to a member of staff about your accessibility needs, please contact us by:

Email: yourvoice@westyorks-ca.gov.uk

Telephone: 0113 245 7676 (MetroLine).

We look forward to welcoming you to our events.


  • Thank you for attending the West Yorkshire Mayor’s Question Time with Tracy Brabin. 

    We are interested to hear your thoughts about the event and your suggestions on how we can improve them, particularly as we are keen to organise more in the future. 

    This feedback form should only take a few minutes to complete. 

    If you have any questions or require this feedback form in different formats, please contact us at:

    • Email: yourvoice@westyorks-ca.gov.uk
    • Phone: 0113 245 7676 (this is a MetroLine number, if you call this number someone will take your contact details and pass it on to a member of the team)


    A printed/ word version of this form can be found here.

    If you prefer to use this paper form, please complete and return to us by 10 March 2024. You can return it via email by scanning and using the email address provided above, or send it to us via post using our free postal address (no stamp needed). 

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    These forms will be collected and processed by West Yorkshire Combined Authority in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018. Please read our privacy notice here.

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