Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council

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Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council
Executive mayor elected every four years
Third of council elected three years out of four
Houses Unicameral
Term limits
Founded 1 April 1974
New session started
24 May 2013 (Municipal year 2013/2014)
Ros Jones, Labour
Since 2 May 2013
Eddie Dobbs
Since 24 May 2013
Seats 1 executive mayor
63 councillors
Joint committees
Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority
41 / 63
8 / 63
Mexborough First
3 / 63
2 / 63
1 / 63
Not specified
1 / 63
Supplementary vote
Council last election
2010 (one third of councillors)
2011 (one third of councillors)
2012 (one third of councillors)
Mayor last election
Council next election
2014 (one third of councillors)
2015 (one third of councillors)
2016 (one third of 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 and the civic mayor is Eddie Dobbs.[1]

Doncaster is divided into 21 wards, electing a total of 63 councillors.[2]

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:[3]

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