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.
This really is a bizarre election in the Sheffield city region – for a mayor with no agreed powers, resources or salary. And the logical outcome of the likely winner’s support for a Yorkshire-wide devolution deal is really that the role should be abolished.
— Stuart Wilks-Heeg (@StuartWilksHeeg) 23 April 2018
Seriously confused with this Sheffield City Region Mayor!
Please help. All I want is someone who isn’t planning on changing to a Yorkshire Region in 2 years. Who’s good?… give us a clue pls Toby?🤔#Sheffield #SheffieldCityRegion
— MarcusMavvo ⚔ (@ReytMardyBum) 27 April 2018
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.
— Robert Pumphrey (@robpumphrey) 17 April 2018
Sheffield City Region will be made up of Sheffield and Rotherham, while Barnsley and Doncaster constituents will still be able to vote.
Still don’t understand why we need a regional mayor. Crime commissioner has done nothing in #sheffield to stop gun and knife crime, intimidation of oaps by authority, confiscation of childrens toy trumpets. Lets see if we can change things. #Saveshefftrees @SheffCouncil @syptweet pic.twitter.com/kJVCRBDWDh
— Paul Besley (@paulbesleywrite) 26 April 2018
Chesterfield Borough Council also withdrew from the agreement in 2017.
Yep, Sheffield voted no for a mayor, Barnsley and Doncaster wanted a whole of Yorkshire option and Chesterfield refused to be in it but here we are having a mayoral election!
— Anita (@glum_bucket) 18 April 2018
The mayoral election will take place on Thursday 3 May.
— JUS News (@JUS_News) 30 April 2018