Doncaster local elections

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One third of Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council in South Yorkshire, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. The council also has a directly elected mayor since 2001.

Political control[edit]

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1]

Party in control Years
Labour 1973 - 2004
No overall control 2004 - 2010
Labour 2010–present

Council elections[edit]

Elected mayor[edit]

Mayoral referendum[edit]

On 20 September 2001 Doncaster held a referendum on introducing a directly elected mayor. The result saw 35,453 (65%) vote in favour, while 19,398 (35%) opposed, on a turnout of 25%.[3]

Elected Mayor[edit]

Mayoral elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1998-2003[edit]

Stainforth By-Election 12 February 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 1,330 55.9 +45.2
Labour 1,048 44.1 -27.3
Majority 282 11.8
Turnout 2,378 19.7
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Rossington By-Election 27 August 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Rossington Independent 538 30.2 +11.4
Labour 533 30.0 +3.5
Independent 456 25.6 -17.8
Conservative 129 7.3 +0.1
Independent 80 4.5 +4.5
Liberal Democrat 43 2.4 +2.4
Majority 5 0.2
Turnout 1,779 18.0
Independent gain from Labour Swing
Adwick By-Election 3 September 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,071 51.6
Liberal Democrat 614 29.5
Conservative 390 18.7
Majority 457 22.1
Turnout 2,075 17.0
Labour hold Swing
Wheatley By-Election 3 September 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 941 45.0
Liberal Democrat 859 41.1
Conservative 290 13.8
Majority 82 3.9
Turnout 2,090 24.5
Labour hold Swing
Adwick By-Election 12 August 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 742 38.1 -19.6
Liberal Democrat 620 31.8 -0.1
Ratepayers against Landfill 523 26.8 +26.8
Conservative 122 3.3 -7.1
Majority 122 6.3
Turnout 2,007
Labour hold Swing
Conisbrough By-Election 18 November 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 938 53.5 -9.1
Independent Labour 532 30.3 +6.8
Independent 140 8.0 +8.0
Liberal Democrat 76 4.3 -3.0
Conservative 68 3.9 -1.9
Majority 406 23.2
Turnout 1,754 16.1
Labour hold Swing
Balby By-Election 5 October 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 763 53.2 -5.0
Liberal Democrat 404 28.2 +10.5
Conservative 266 18.6 -5.6
Majority 359 25.0
Turnout 1,433 13.9
Labour hold Swing
Stainforth By-Election 20 June 2002[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nora Troops 1,170 56.7 +8.1
Liberal Democrat Kevin Abell 444 21.5 -1.5
Conservative Kathleen Fletcher 238 11.5 +0.0
BNP David Owen 210 10.2 -1.8
Majority 726 35.2
Turnout 2,062 17.0
Labour hold Swing

2003-2010[edit]

Armthorpe By-Election 19 December 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Corden 940 49.7 +9.0
Independent 822 43.5 -6.8
Conservative 95 5.0 -4.0
Independent 33 1.7 +1.7
Majority 118 6.2
Turnout 1,890 14.1
Labour gain from Independent Swing
Mexborough By-Election 19 February 2004[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Susan Phillips 2,670 56.8 +6.6
Labour 1,866 39.7 -2.9
Conservative 163 3.5 -0.3
Majority 804 17.1
Turnout 4,699 45.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Central By-Election 5 May 2005[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John McHale 2,903 58.0 +17.1
Liberal Democrat Jonathan Snelling 2,107 42.0 +7.7
Majority 796 16.0
Turnout 5,010 47.8
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Rossington By-Election 19 November 2009[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Richard Cooper-Holmes 637 26.9 +1.1
English Democrats Mick Cooper 551 23.3
Independent John Cooke 506 21.4
Independent Terry Wilde 420 17.7
BNP Dave Owen 101 4.3 +4.3
Liberal Democrat Robert Mitchell 78 3.3 +3.3
Independent George Sheldon 76 3.2
Majority 86 3.6
Turnout 2,369 24.6
Labour gain from Independent Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Doncaster". BBC News Online. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  2. ^ "Doncaster council". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-11-20. 
  3. ^ Parker, Simon (2001-09-21). "Doncaster votes for a mayor". London: guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-11-20. 
  4. ^ "Stainforth By-election Result". Doncaster Council. Retrieved 2009-11-20. 
  5. ^ "Tories take two steps forward in byelections". London: guardian.co.uk. 2004-02-20. Retrieved 2009-11-20. 
  6. ^ "Lib Dems in town hope to 'do a Sheffield'". Yorkshire Post. 2004-02-25. p. 1. 
  7. ^ "Doncaster Central Ward Election 2005". Doncaster Council. Retrieved 2009-11-20. 
  8. ^ "New Rossington Councillor elected". Doncaster Council. 2009-11-20. Retrieved 2009-11-20. 

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