Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council

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Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council
Executive mayor elected every four years
Whole council elected every four years
Houses Unicameral
Term limits
Founded 1 April 1974
Ros Jones, Labour
Since 2 May 2013
Eddie Dobbs
Since 24 May 2013
Seats 55 councillors
(1 executive mayor)
Doncaster Council Makeup.svg
Council political groups
  •      Labour (41)
  •      Conservative (8)
  •      Mexborough First (3)
  •      UKIP (2)
  •      Independent (1)
Joint committees
Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority
Supplementary vote
Council last election
2014 (one third of councillors)
2015 (all councillors)
Council next election
2017 (all councillors)
Mayor next election

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council is the local authority of the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster in South Yorkshire, England. It is a metropolitan district council, one of four in South Yorkshire and one of 36 in the metropolitan counties of England, and provides the majority of local government services in Doncaster.

The directly elected mayor is Ros Jones[1]

Doncaster is divided into 21 wards for electoral purposes, electing a total of 55 councillors.[2]

From 1973 to 2014, the council was elected by thirds every year except the year in which county council elections took place in other parts of England. In 2015, the whole council was elected due to boundary changes to the wards and it was decided that the whole council would be elected every four years in future from 2017, so that the council elections would coincide with the election of the Mayor of Doncaster in future.[3]

Political control[edit]

Further information: Doncaster local elections

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[4]

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