Directly elected mayor of Doncaster

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Mayor of Doncaster
Incumbent
Ros Jones

since 2 May 2013
Style No courtesy title or style
Appointer Electorate of Doncaster
Inaugural holder Martin Winter
Formation 2 May 2002

The Mayor of Doncaster is a directly elected mayor, first elected on 2 May 2002, taking on the executive function of Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council.[1] The incumbent mayor is Ros Jones elected as a member of the Labour Party, who won the election held on 2 May 2013. The position is different from the long-existing and largely ceremonial, annually appointed mayors who are now known as the civic mayor of Doncaster.[2]

In May 2012, voters decided in a referendum to keep the position of directly elected Mayor.[3]

List of elected mayors[edit]

Political party Name Portrait Entered office Left office
Labour Ros Jones Fond blanc.svg 2 May 2013 Incumbent
Independent
(from 2013)
Peter Davies 4 June 2009 2 May 2013

English Democrats
(2009-2013)

Independent
(from 2008)
Martin Winter Martin Winter.jpg 2 May 2002 4 June 2009

Labour
(2002–2008)

Elections[edit]

2017[edit]

The fifth mayoral election took place on 5 May 2017.

Doncaster Mayoral Election 2017 [4]
Party Candidate 1st Round  % 2nd Round Total  First Round Votes  Transfer Votes 
Labour Ros Jones 32,631 50.9%
Conservative George Jabbour 13,575 21.2%
UKIP Brian Whitmore 7,764 12.1%
Independent Eddie Todd 5,344 8.3%
Yorkshire Party Chris Whitwood 3,235 5.0%
TUSC Steve Williams 1,531 2.4%
Majority
Turnout 64,080
Labour hold

2013[edit]

The fourth mayoral election took place on 2 May 2013.

Doncaster Mayoral Election 2 May 2013 [5][6]
Party Candidate 1st Round  % 2nd Round Total  First Round Votes  Transfer Votes 
Labour Ros Jones 21,996 35.8% 3,368 25,364
Independent Peter Davies 21,406 34.9% 3,319 24,725
English Democrat David Allen 4,615 7.5%
Independent Michael Maye 4,557 7.4%
Conservative Martin Drake 2,811 4.6%
TUSC Mary Jackson 1,916 3.1%
Liberal Democrat John Brown 1,122 1.8%
Independent Tony Ward 1,110 1.8%
National Front Dave Owen 1,066 1.7%
Save Your Services Doug Wright 786 1.3%
Labour gain from English Democrat

2009[edit]

The third mayoral election was held on 4 June 2009, the same day as the Elections to the European Parliament. Peter Davies of the English Democrats won. Placing second in terms of first preference votes, Davies beat Michael Maye, an independent with backing from the Liberal Democrats and Green Party,[7] after second preference votes were counted.

Doncaster Mayoral Election 4 June 2009 [8]
Party Candidate 1st Round  % 2nd Round Total  First Round Votes  Transfer Votes 
English Democrat Peter Davies 16,961 22.5% 8,383 25,344
Independent Michael Maye 17,150 22.8% 7,840 24,990
Labour Sandra Holland 16,549 22.0%
Conservative Jonathan Wood 12,198 16.2%
BNP David Owen 8,175 10.9%
Community Group Stuart Exelby 2,152 2.9%
Independent Michael Felse 2,051 2.7%
English Democrat gain from Labour

In the elections of 2002 and 2005, Martin Winter won the mayoralty.

2005[edit]

Doncaster Council Mayoral Election 5 May 2005 [9]
Party Candidate 1st Round  % 2nd Round Total  First Round Votes  Transfer Votes 
Labour Martin Winter 40,015 36.72% 5,727 45,742
Independent Michael Maye 27,304 25.06% 10,004 37,308
Conservative Raymond Bartlett 12,533 11.50%
Community Group Jessie Credland 10,263 9.42%
Independent Michael Cooper 7,773 7.13%
BNP David Owen 6,128 5.62%
Green Richard Rolt 4,930 4.52%
Turnout 108,946 53.54
Rejected ballots 7,569 0.92
Total votes 116,515 54.46
Registered electors 234,514
Labour hold

2002[edit]

Doncaster Mayoral Election 2 May 2002 [10]
Party Candidate 1st Round  % 2nd Round Total  First Round Votes  Transfer Votes 
Labour Martin Winter 21,494 36.75% 4,213 25,707
Conservative Andrew Burden 9,000 15.39% 3,707 12,707
Community Group Jessie Credland 8,469 14.48%
Independent Michael Maye 7,502 12.83%
Liberal Democrat Graham Newman 5,150 8.81%
Independent Terry Wilcox 4,036 6.90%
Independent Shafiq Ahmad Khan 2,836 4.85%
Turnout 58,487 27.02
Registered electors 216,097
Labour win

Referendums[edit]

2012[edit]

A referendum was held after being triggered by the councils' ruling Labour group on the retention of the Mayor system or reverting to the previous Leader and Cabinet system. The results of the referendum were in favour of retaining the Mayor.

Mayoral referendum
3 May 2012
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Elected Mayor 42,196 61.7
Cabinet System 25,879 37.8
Required majority 50
Valid votes 68,075 99.63
Invalid or blank votes 255 0.37
Total votes 68,630 100.00
Registered voters and turnout 223,404 30.72
Source: Doncaster Council[11]

2001[edit]

An all postal ballot was held on 20 September 2001 on whether to establish an executive Mayor resulting in a majority of the electorate voting in favour.

Doncaster Mayoral referendum
20 September 2001
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Elected Mayor 35,453 65
Cabinet System 19,398 35
Required majority 50
Total votes 54,851 100.00

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.doncaster.gov.uk/mayor/
  2. ^ "Mayors of Doncaster". Doncaster History. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Doncaster Council online". Archived from the original on 8 June 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Election 2017: Doncaster mayoral election result". BBC News. 5 May 2017. Retrieved 9 May 2017. 
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ "Mayoral results for Doncaster". BBC News. 30 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Mayoral hopefuls' mini-manifestos". BBC News. 26 May 2009. Retrieved 21 November 2009. 
  8. ^ "Mayoral Election 2009 Results, results of Thursday, 4th June 2009 Election". Doncaster Council. 4 June 2009. Archived from the original on 4 November 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  9. ^ "Mayoral Election Results 2005". Doncaster Council. [permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "Mayoral Election Results". London: The Guardian. 3 May 2002. 
  11. ^ "Doncaster Council online". Archived from the original on 8 June 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 

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