Doncaster votes on whether to keep the mayoral system

Polling Station
Polling Station

THE CANVASSING is over - and residents are now heading out to have their say about whether to keep the mayoral system.

While other cities decide whether or not they want a mayor, Doncaster voters are having a say on whether to abolish the mayoral system.

Sheffield, Liverpool and Nottingham are among the ten cities voting in a referendum today on the way their city is run.

In 2001, Doncaster voted for a directly-elected mayor with a turnout of 25 per cent. Turnout in the borough in recent years has been low - with about 30 per cent of residents turning out.

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