Just two days to go before East Midlands makes historic decision on who will lead £4bn investment in region’s economic future

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People across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire are just days away from a decision that will determine how billions of pounds is invested in the regional economy.

Voters from across Derbyshire, Derby, Nottinghamshire and Nottingham will elect the first-ever East Midlands mayor on Thursday 2 May.

The mayor will lead the new East Midlands Combined County Authority (EMCCA), which will have access to more than £4 billion of new investment in the region for skills, transport, housing and regeneration and net zero – with further investment likely to follow.

The vote has been hailed as an “historic moment’ in the region’s future which can turn round decades of under-investment.

It also means decisions about key issues affecting the future of people, places and businesses across the East Midlands will now be taken here in the region rather than down in Westminster.

Mark Rogers, the interim Chief Executive of the EMCCA, said: “It’s absolutely vital that people across all of the East Midlands’ businesses and communities go to the polls on 2 May. This is their region, their mayor and their vote – and it’s going to have a major impact on their future.

“For people across Derbyshire, Derby, Nottinghamshire and Nottingham, this is

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