Doncaster voted to keep mayoral system

Ballot box
Ballot box

DONCASTER has voted to continue to be run under a mayoral system.

More than two thirds of those who turned out to vote elected to keep the current way the council is run.

Meanwhile, other cities across the country rejected the mayor and cabinet system in referendums that took place yesterday - including Sheffield and Bradford.

Returning officer and chief executive of the authority, Jo Miller, said: “The referendum has now settled the question of Doncaster’s future political governance, which is good.

“Now this is settled, it’s all about the Council and its partners working together for the best of our town and its people. I know we can do that, and do it well.”

Jo added: “Successfully managing both a referendum and local election couldn’t have happened without all the tremendous volunteering efforts and dedication from a wide range of talented staff. I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone involved.”

Turnout for the referendum was 30.57 per cent.

For full reactions and results, see next week’s Doncaster Free Press.