FIVE candidates will be standing for South Yorkshire Mayor election on May 2 which will run alongside this year’s local election.

In South Yorkshire the functions of the mayor and those of the elected Police and Crime Commissioner are being brought together into the single role of Mayor of South Yorkshire.

As a result, the term of the current elected Mayor of South Yorkshire has been shortened by two years, bringing the election forward to Thursday, May 2.

After the election the mayor will serve a four-year term, with the next election taking place in May 2028.

Below are the candidates for this year’s election:

Nick Allen – Conservatives

David Bettney – Social Democratic Party

Oliver Coppard – Labour

Douglas Johnson – Green Party

Hannah Kitching – Liberal Democrats