Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council
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.
|Whole council elected every four years|
|Founded||1 April 1974|
Cllr Majid Khan 
since 18th May 2018
|Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority|
|5 May 2017|
Doncaster is divided into 21 wards for electoral purposes, electing a total of 55 councillors.
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.
Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:
|Party in control||Years|
|Labour||1973 - 2004|
|No overall control||2004 - 2010|
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