Labour elect new leader

Cllr Glyn Jones.  Picture: Liz Mockler D2194LM
Cllr Glyn Jones. Picture: Liz Mockler D2194LM

COUNCILLOR Glyn Jones is the new Labour leader for Doncaster Council.

Following Coun Sandra Holland’s decision to step down as the party’s leader before the election, both Couns Ros Jones and Glyn Jones were in the running to takeover.

The decision was announced at the party’s annual general meeting at the Mansion House yesterday afternoon.

Coun Jones told the meeting that he would be working to bring jobs and investment to Doncaster and prioritise the issues of living standards, police cuts and the NHS.

He said: “It is an honour to be elected by my colleagues to serve as leader of Doncaster’s Labour councillors.

“I believe I have the experience and expertise to hold Mayor Peter Davies and his Tory cabinet advisers to account through what will be a challenging year for Doncaster.

“My party will place the issues of living standards, police cuts, the NHS and bringing jobs and investment to Doncaster at the centre of our thinking.”

Labour gained six wards at last week’s local elections – receiving half of all the votes cast in Doncaster and now have 50 of Doncaster’s 63 councillors.