Mayor of the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster
Incumbent
Ros Jones

since 2 May 2013
StyleNo courtesy title or style
AppointerElectorate of Doncaster
Term lengthFour years
Inaugural holderMartin Winter
Formation2 May 2002
SuccessionSingle Transferable Vote Election by the people of Doncaster
Salary£51,449 per year
Websitehttps://www.doncaster.gov.uk/mayor/mayor-home

The Mayor of Doncaster is a directly elected mayor, first elected on 2 May 2002, taking on the executive function of Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council.[1] The incumbent mayor is Ros Jones elected as a member of the Labour Party, who won the election held on 2 May 2013. The position is different from the long-existing and largely ceremonial, annually appointed mayors who are now known as the civic mayor of Doncaster.[2]

In May 2012, voters decided in a referendum to keep the position of directly elected mayor.[3]

List of elected mayors

Party Name Term of office
Labour
(2002–2008)
Martin Winter 6 May
2002
7 June
2009
Independent
(from 2008)
English Democrats
(2009-2013)
Peter Davies 8 June
2009
5 May
2013
Independent
(from 2013)
Labour Ros Jones 6 May
2013
Incumbent

Timeline

Ros JonesPeter Davies (politician)Martin Winter (mayor)

Elections

2021

The election took place on 6 May 2021.

2021 Doncaster mayoral election[4]
Party Candidate 1st round 2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
Total Of round Transfers Total Of round
Labour Ros Jones 27,669 43.3% 3,563 31,232 59.8
Conservative James Hart 17,980 28.2% 3,039 21,019 40.2
Independent Frank Calladine 5,166 8.1%
Yorkshire Andy Budden 4,073 6.4%
Independent Joan Briggs 3,904 6.1%
Green Warren Draper 3,370 5.3%
Reform UK Surjit Duhre 1,012 1.6%
Majority 10,213 19.6%
Turnout 63,862 28.05%
Labour hold

2017

The fifth mayoral election took place on 4 May 2017.

2017 Doncaster mayoral election[5]
Party Candidate 1st round 2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
Total Of round Transfers Total Of round
Labour Ros Jones 32,631 50.9%
Conservative George Jabbour 13,575 21.2%
UKIP Brian Whitmore 7,764 12.1%
Independent Eddie Todd 5,344 8.3%
Yorkshire Chris Whitwood 3,235 5.0%
TUSC Steve Williams 1,531 2.4%
Majority
Turnout 64,080 29.35
Labour hold

2013

The fourth mayoral election took place on 2 May 2013.

2013 Doncaster mayoral election[6][7]
Party Candidate 1st round 2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
Total Of round Transfers Total Of round
Labour Ros Jones 21,996 35.8% 3,368 25,364 50.6%
Independent Peter Davies 21,406 34.9% 3,319 24,725 49.4%
English Democrat David Allen 4,615 7.5%
Independent Michael Maye 4,557 7.4%
Conservative Martin Drake 2,811 4.6%
TUSC Mary Jackson 1,916 3.1%
Liberal Democrats John Brown 1,122 1.8%
Independent Tony Ward 1,110 1.8%
National Front Dave Owen 1,066 1.7%
Save Your Services Doug Wright 786 1.3%
Labour gain from English Democrat

2009

The third mayoral election was held on 4 June 2009, the same day as the Elections to the European Parliament. Peter Davies of the English Democrats won. Placing second in terms of first preference votes, Davies beat Michael Maye, an independent with backing from the Liberal Democrats and Green Party,[8] after second preference votes were counted.

2009 Doncaster mayoral election[9]
Party Candidate 1st round 2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
Total Of round Transfers Total Of round
English Democrat Peter Davies 16,961 22.5% 8,383 25,344 50.4%
Independent Michael Maye 17,150 22.8% 7,840 24,990 49.6%
Labour Sandra Holland 16,549 22.0%
Conservative Jonathan Wood 12,198 16.2%
BNP David Owen 8,175 10.9%
Community Group Stuart Exelby 2,152 2.9%
Independent Michael Felse 2,051 2.7%
English Democrat gain from Labour

In the elections of 2002 and 2005, Martin Winter won the mayoralty.

2005

2005 Doncaster Council mayoral election[10]
Party Candidate 1st round 2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
Total Of round Transfers Total Of round
Labour Martin Winter 40,015 36.72% 5,727 45,742 55.08%
Independent Michael Maye 27,304 25.06% 10,004 37,308 44.92%
Conservative Raymond Bartlett 12,533 11.50%
Community Group Jessie Credland 10,263 9.42%
Independent Michael Cooper 7,773 7.13%
BNP David Owen 6,128 5.62%
Green Richard Rolt 4,930 4.52%
Turnout 108,946 53.54 Rejected ballots: 7,569
Registered electors 234,514
Labour hold

2002

2002 Doncaster mayoral election[11]
Party Candidate 1st round 2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
Total Of round Transfers Total Of round
Labour Martin Winter 21,494 36.75% 4,213 25,707 66.92%
Conservative Andrew Burden 9,000 15.39% 3,707 12,707 33.08%
Community Group Jessie Credland 8,469 14.48%
Independent Michael Maye 7,502 12.83%
Liberal Democrats Graham Newman 5,150 8.81%
Independent Terry Wilcox 4,036 6.90%
Independent Shafiq Ahmad Khan 2,836 4.85%
Turnout 58,487 27.02
Registered electors 216,097
Labour win

Referendums

2012

A referendum was held after being triggered by the councils' ruling Labour group on the retention of the mayor system or reverting to the previous leader and cabinet system. The results of the referendum were in favour of retaining the mayor.

Mayoral referendum
3 May 2012
Choice Votes %
Referendum passed
Elected Mayor
42,196 61.7
Cabinet System 25,879 37.8
Required majority 50
Valid votes 68,075 99.63
Invalid or blank votes 255 0.37
Total votes 68,630 100.00
Registered voters and turnout 223,404 30.72
Source: Doncaster Council[12]

2001

An all-postal ballot was held on 20 September 2001 on whether to establish an executive mayor, resulting in a majority of the electorate voting in favour.

Doncaster Mayoral referendum
20 September 2001
Choice Votes %
Referendum passed
Elected Mayor
35,453 65
Cabinet System 19,398 35
Required majority 50
Total votes 54,851 100.00

References

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