West Midlands Regional Assembly

West Midlands Regional Assembly

Infobox public organisation

logo_colour= FFFFFF
full_name= West Midlands Regional Assembly
territory= West Midlands
hq= Birmingham
status= Regional assembly
founded= 1999
homepage= http://www.wmra.gov.uk/
The West Midlands Regional Assembly (WMRA) is the regional assembly for the West Midlands region of England, established in 1999. It is based in Birmingham.


The assembly is not an elected body but is made up of 100 members, of which:

*68 are nominated from local authorities across the region, including county, district, borough and city councils.
*16 are from the business sector.
*16 are from regional interest groups such as trade unions, parish councils and environmental groups.


The main functions performed by the WMRA include.

* Channelling regional opinions to the business-led Regional Development Agency (Advantage West Midlands).
* Carrying out advocacy and consultancy roles with national government bodies and the European Union,
* The Assembly is the Regional Planning Body with a duty to formulate a Regional Spatial Strategy.


External links

* [http://www.wmra.gov.uk West Midlands Regional Assembly]
* [http://www.advantagewm.co.uk/ Advantage West Midlands - Regional Development Agency]
* [http://www.go-wm.gov.uk Government Office for the West Midlands]
* [http://www.direct.gov.uk/Dl1/Directories/LocalCouncils/LocalGovernmentByRegion/fs/en?CONTENT_ID=4003650&chk=J1Wt8n Government's list of councils in the West Midlands]
* [http://www.westmidlandsno.org.uk West Midlands NO! Campaign]

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