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04/05/12 - Doncaster residents choose to keep Mayoral system in Doncaster
Doncaster Council will continue to be run by an Elected Mayor and Cabinet following results announced today (Friday 4 May) for the 2012 Doncaster Mayoral Referendum.

61.7% of Doncaster people who voted have chosen to keep the existing system of governance which sees a Mayor hold office for four years and cannot be removed by the Council.

The Mayor is elected on a Manifesto for the borough as a whole, and is in addition to the 63 elected Councillors.

Current Mayor of Doncaster, Peter Davies, is three years into his term of office and the next election to decide a new Mayor will take place in May 2013.

Commenting on todayís results, Returning Officer & Chief Executive of Doncaster Council, Jo Miller, said: "The referendum has now settled the question of Doncasterís future political governance, which is good.

"Now this is settled, itís all about the Council and its partners working together for the best of our town and its people. I know we can do that, and do it well."

Jo added: "Successfully managing both a referendum and local election couldnít have happened without all the tremendous volunteering efforts and dedication from a wide range of talented staff. Iíd like to say a big thankyou to everyone involved."

Results of todayís local elections - candidates who put themselves forward to be elected as a Councillor in one of the 21 wards across the borough - are available at Local Election Results 2012

04 May 2012

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