DONCASTER CENTRAL: Voters share their views on who they want to represent them in Parliament

Voters in Doncaster Central have been giving their views on who they will pick to represent them in Parliament in next year’s general election.

Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 8:24 pm

Labour’s Rosie Winterton has held the seat since 1997. She has a 10,000 plus majority.

The constituency includes areas such as Armthorpe, Balby, Bessacarr and Cantley, Edenthorpe, Kirk Sandall, Intake, Barnby Dun, Town Moor and Wheatley.

Shoppers are going about their business along the Church Street Morrisons in Armthorpe but many still have time to talk politics, even with a groan or two.

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L-R: Ian Robertson and Anne Howe

Student nurse Kirsty Scott, 33, is backing Corbyn at the election.

She said she had to pay £27,000 in tuition fees to train after the Conservative government scrapped bursaries in June 2016.

“I just feel Labour will do more for the NHS than the Tories,” she said.

Ian Robertson

“I feel like he’s behind the NHS 100 per cent.

“I like Jeremy Corbyn and I think he can really make a difference. It couldn’t get much much worse at this point.”

Anne Howe is heading over to B&M Bargains for some shopping when she stops to chat.

She is a lifelong Labour voter but has reservations about Jeremy Corbyn.

Anne Howe

“To be honest, I’m not a fan of either Corbyn or Johnson. But I voted for Brexit and I’d consider voting for the Conservatives to get it done purely on that alone. Then go back to Labour."

“I’ll have to think about it, though.”

You don’t have to spend time in Doncaster long before you come across a former miner.

Ian Robertson, 60, said he’s considering voting for the Brexit Party after voting Labour all of his life.

“I’ve always voted Labour, but I’m leaning towards the Brexit Party,” he said.

“I just can’t see Corbyn as Prime Minister.”

Carl Smith is stood waiting for his partner outside Fulton Foods as he gives his opinion on the situation.

The 52-year-old also has reservations with Labour but can’t quite come to vote Conservative.

“I’m a miner’s son and I actually voted for the Conservatives back in 2017 and it actually made me sick to the stomach to put the cross in the box back then.

“I’ll be backing the Brexit Party this time but I’m confident Boris is going to walk it.”