Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council

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Doncaster Council
Whole council elected every four years
Founded1 April 1974
Ros Jones, Labour
since 2nd May 2016
Cllr Majid Khan [1]
since 18th May 2018
Chief executive
Jo Miller
SeatsElected mayor
55 councillors
Doncaster Council composition
Political groups
  •      Labour (43)
  •      Conservative (7)
  •      Mexborough First (3)
  •      Independent (2)
Joint committees
Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority
Last election
5 May 2017
Next election
Meeting place
Civic Office

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council is the local authority of the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster in South Yorkshire, England. It is a metropolitan district council, one of four in South Yorkshire and one of 36 in the metropolitan counties of England, and provides the majority of local government services in Doncaster.

The directly elected mayor is Ros Jones.[2]

Doncaster is divided into 21 wards for electoral purposes, electing a total of 55 councillors.[3]

From 1973 to 2014, the council was elected by thirds every year except the year in which county council elections took place in other parts of England. In 2015, the whole council was elected due to boundary changes to the wards and it was decided that the whole council would be elected every four years in future from 2017, so that the council elections would coincide with the election of the Mayor of Doncaster in future.[4]

Political control[edit]

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[5]

Party in control Years
Labour 1973 - 2004
No overall control 2004 - 2010
Labour 2010–present


  1. ^ "Majid Khan: Doncaster's first Muslim councillor makes history again after becoming Civic Mayor". Doncaster Free Press. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 December 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  4. ^ "The Borough of Doncaster (Scheme of Elections) Order 2013". Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Doncaster". BBC News Online. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 7 May 2010.