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About the Council

Great things happen when people come together with a shared ambition to improve people’s lives. In Doncaster we see this happen all the time and in recent years we’ve gone from strength to strength. The past year alone has seen events and developments which reflect unprecedented levels of enthusiasm and optimism for the future.

We took to the global stage as we welcomed the Tour de Yorkshire and showcased everything that is great about Doncaster. It was a true Team Doncaster collaboration with volunteers, businesses and residents working together to ensure the event was a big success. The same commitment can be found in our recent regeneration projects. The new Great Yorkshire Way was delivered in partnership by the Council and the private sector and is helping major new developments to flourish, including the £500million inland port (iPort). The National College for High Speed Rail will open this year to train the next generation of rail engineers and was made possible by everyone who championed the campaign to get it here.

These transformational projects, combined with the efforts of individuals and small groups are what really make Doncaster a great place to live. Just look at the My Doncaster campaign (#thisismydoncaster) which is now in full swing with local people working together to take pride in our borough, for example by improving the local environment. The launch of the ‘Doncaster Story’ in 2016 showed what a powerful story we have to tell. We need to tell it more often to raise local aspirations and boost the borough’s appeal as a great place to live, learn, work and visit.

Polictial Composition

Doncaster Council is led by an Elected Mayor and cabinet.

The Mayor:

is the council's political leader and is elected by constituents on a four-year term of office has executive powers and is responsible for the effective implementation of council policy and delivering services has eight cabinet members to advise and support her - each cabinet member has a specific portfolio responsibility.

The results for the Local Elections held on Thursday 4th May 2017.

Total Electorate = 221,789

Make up of Doncaster Council after 2017 Local Elections

Party
No. of Councillors

Labour


43

Conservatives


7

Independent


2

Working for Mexborough,
 the forgotten town


3
Total
55


Click here for more information on the Local Elections 2017.