Chancellor George Osborne has announced that the Sheffield city region will have an elected mayor as part of a devolution deal which will see the area recieve £900m over the next 30 years.
From 2017 the city region will vote for a directly-elected Mayor who will oversee a range of powers including transport budgets and planning.
Osborne will sign a deal with civic leaders from South Yorkshire later this morning.
Sheffield City Region is one of 38 towns, cities, counties and regions which submitted ambitious proposals to Westminster to take control of how public money is spent in their area.
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