Working together for the North East

Collaborating with our partners and local authorities, we’ll create a better way of life by connecting communities, giving people the skills to succeed, and improving wellbeing for all, so that the North East is recognised as an outstanding place to live, work, visit and invest.

What we do

The North East Combined Authority (North East CA) was formed on 7 May 2024. We’re led by an Elected Mayor and Cabinet and cover the seven local authority areas of County Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland. 
 
Our purpose is to champion the full potential of our region. Collaborating with our partners and local authorities, we’ll create a better way of life by connecting communities, giving people the skills to succeed, and improving wellbeing for all, so that the North East is recognised as an outstanding place to live, work, visit and invest.

About the region

The North East is home to three cities, award-winning coastline, breathtaking rural landscapes and historic market towns.

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Our mayor

Kim McGuinness is the first North East mayor. She was elected on a manifesto dedicated to creating the infrastructure of opportunity, with a plan to end child poverty and create local, well-paid jobs across the region.

Governance

Information about our committees and advisory boards, how we make decisions, how we spend money, and what our forward plan looks like.

Get involved

Find out how to have your say on what's happening in the region.

Our projects

The North East CA supports a wide range of projects through the various funding streams we manage. These projects are how we deliver on our commitments and the aims outlined in the seven portfolio areas.

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