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LOCAL ELECTIONS: DONCASTER ELECTS FIRST MAYOR

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By LGC reporter Esther Leach in Doncaster ...
By LGC reporter Esther Leach in Doncaster

Martin Winter, 40, Labour leader of Doncaster MBC was elected mayor in the early hours today. There was a 28.45 per cent turn-out, two per cent higher than last year's referendum. A total of 61,473 votes were cast, 2,985 were spoilt.

Mr Winter polled 25,707 votes. His closest rival, Andrew Burden, the council's Tory group deputy chairman, won 12,170 votes.

Mr Winter's success included 4,213 second choice votes after he failed to win more than 50 per cent of the first vote.

Mr Burden polled 3,170 second choice votes.

After the 3am declaration, Mr Winter, who now steps down as leader of the council after just a year, said: 'It feels absolutely fantastic. I am really pleased the people of Doncaster have given me a big mandate to deliver and I am extremely proud tonight.'

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