Seven candidates confirmed for Doncaster mayoral election as Ros Jones bids for third term

The candidates to become councillors and the next elected mayor of Doncaster have been revealed.

Monday, 12th April 2021, 1:02 pm
Five of the seven candidates for Doncaster mayor. (Clockwise from top left): Surjit Singh Duhre (Reform UK), James Hart (Conservatives), Warren Draper (Green Party), Frank Calladine (independent), Ros Jones (Labour).

The Conservative party have councillor candidates in each ward for the first time as they look to take advantage of the gains they made nationally in electing the first borough Tory MP in Nick Fletcher since the 1960s.

Labour, who are the largest party on the council, will be fielding a full ticket of 55 councillors in each of the 20 wards.

The Green Party for the first time is standing at least one candidate in each ward.

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The Liberal Democrats, Yorkshire Party, Reform UK, Trade Unionist & Social Coalition, Social Democratic Party and other independents are also standing this time around.

Incumbent mayoral candidate Ros Jones will stand for the position for a third time. The Conservatives are banking on former Tickhill & Wadworth councillor James Hart to unseat Labour this time around.

Warren Draper for the Green Party is also on the mayoral ticket as is Yorkshire Party’s Andy Budden and Reform UK’s Surjit Singh.

Independents Frank Calladine, who has stood for UKIP and the English Democrats in the past, and Joan Briggs, current chair of Edlington & Warmsworth First, are also standing.

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