'I went to sleep in a town and woke up in a city:' Doncaster MP Nick Fletcher praises 'fantastic news'

Don Valley Conservative MP Nick Fletcher has described Doncaster becoming a city as ‘fantastic news,’ telling constituents: 'I went to sleep in a town and woke up in a city.’

By Darren Burke
Friday, 20th May 2022, 12:12 pm

Welcoming the news on his Facebook page he wrote: “Doncaster is a City!

“I am delighted that after such a long campaign against many worthy other towns the bid put in by Doncaster Council has been recognised and Doncaster has finally been granted city status.

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Doncaster MP Nick Fletcher says city status is fantastic news for Doncaster.

“I have worked hard for this moment as have others.

"This will help us build a strong local economy in Doncaster. New businesses. New jobs. New money. City status will really stimulate this.

“This is what I was elected to do. Bring change that is positive in every respect. Fantastic news! #doncasterisgreat.”

Mr Fletcher also shared a video of a previous House of Commons exchange with Cabinet ministe Jacob Rees-Mogg in which he pressed for the need for city status, pointing out that Doncaster was one of only three places in the country with a Mansion House, but wasn’t a city, unlike the other two locations, York and London.

He also pointed out that Doncaster’s only successful bid for city status had only come with a Conservative MP for Doncaster.

The news was officially announced by the Government’s cabinet office on the stroke of midnight to plaudits from far and wide.