Labour’s Tracy Brabin elected first mayor of West Yorkshire

Former Coronation Street actor’s victory will trigger byelection in marginal seat targeted by Tories

Labour’s Tracy Brabin has been elected as the first mayor of West Yorkshire, setting up another byelection in a marginal seat targeted by the Conservatives.

Brabin was named as the inaugural West Yorkshire mayor with 310,923 votes (59.8%) after second preference ballots were counted. The Conservative candidate, the Leeds city councillor Matthew Robinson, was runner-up with 209,137 votes (40.2%).

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