Meet Rossington and Bawtry’s newly elected councillor
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On Friday (17 November) it was announced that Ken Guest had been elected as councillor for the Rossington and Bawtry ward.
His election continues the Labour Party’s hold on the area, with a gain of 10.8 percent of the vote share.
Coun Guest was born in Rossington and worked at Rossington Colliery for 17 years.
His local political career began when he became a representative of the National Union of Mine Workers during the miners’ strikes of the 1980s.
At this time he also worked as a Rossington Parish councillor for several years, becoming active within the Labour Party.
He later went to work at Doncaster Council as a Youth and Community Development Worker for over 20 years.
In the 2010s he rejoined Rossington Parish Council and became chairman in 2019.
He is an active face in the community as Director of Rossington Arts and Crafts, which runs a mobile food bank, staff of the community cafe and reserve driver for meals on wheels.
As councillor he will replace Barry Johnson, who retired earlier this year.