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Cast performance venue Doncaster
Cast performance venue Doncaster

Doncaster racecourse
Doncaster racecourse

Doncaster Minster
Doncaster Minster

Metropolitan Boroughs

A metropolitan borough is a type of local government district in England, and is a subdivision of a metropolitan county.

Created in 1974 by the Local Government Act 1972, metropolitan boroughs are defined in English law as metropolitan districts. All of them have been granted or regranted royal charters to give them borough status (as well as, in some cases, city status).

Metropolitan boroughs have been effectively unitary authority areas since the abolition of the metropolitan county councils by the Local Government Act 1985.

They pool much of their authority in joint boards and other arrangements that cover whole metropolitan counties, such as combined authorities.

DONCASTER (Yorkshire and Humberside)

The 2017 Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council election is scheduled to take place on 4 May 2017 as part of the 2017 local elections in the United Kingdom.

The election of the Mayor of Doncaster will also take place on the same day.

For a list of the candidates for the mayoral election in Doncaster on 4 May 2017, click here.

All 55 councillors will be elected from 21 wards which will return either two or three councillors each by first-past-the-post voting for a four-year term of office.

Previously, 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.

Doncaster voted 2 to 1 for Britain to leave the EU on 23 June 2016.


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