Confusion over Sheffield mayor is rife on social media

Twitter users have expressed confusion over the upcoming Sheffield City Region mayoral election.

The confusion primarily stems from the powers and financial capabilities the new mayor will have.



The region is unlikely to receive the £900m over 30 years for electing a mayor, as Barnsley and Doncaster have refused to sign up to having a regional mayor.


Sheffield City Region will be made up of Sheffield and Rotherham, while Barnsley and Doncaster constituents will still be able to vote.


Chesterfield Borough Council also withdrew from the agreement in 2017.


The mayoral election will take place on Thursday 3 May.