Caroline Flint

Standing up for Don Valley.

Labour wins landslide on 5 May

Election night - Rachel winsVoters in Doncaster helped Labour candidates sweep the board in Doncaster on Thursday 5 May, electing Labour candidates in 17 of the 21 wards.

Labour candidates made seven gains across the borough, defeating the Community Group for the second year running in Thorne as Rachel Hodson was elected with a majority of 745. Bob Johnson ousted an Independent councillor in Edlington & Warmsworth, with a majority of 803. Labour also defeated the Independents in Armthorpe.

Labour won four wards held by the Liberal Democrats in 2007: Town Moor, Wheatley, Mexborough & Edenthorpe & Kirk Sandall.  In a humiliation for the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg's candidates won only one ward of the five they were defending.

Election night - PatAcross Don Valley, Labour candidates saw a huge increase in their votes.  Hatfield elected Pat Knight with a majority of 846, creating the only team of three women councillors representing the same ward.  Hilary McNamee retained Rossington for Labour, a ward won by Labour in 2007, although Cllr Milner became an Independent councillor and did not contest Rossington in 2011.

In Torne Valley and Finningley, Labour  came a strong second place to the Tories, a sign of Labour's recovery since the general election.

In another disappointing night for fringe parties, Mayor Davies' far-right English Democrats received a drubbing. failing to gain a single seat for the second year running, coming 3rd or 4th in most contests.



To read the full results, click here:

Labour landslide - full details

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