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Dan Jarvis becomes first Sheffield City Region mayor

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Dan Jarvis MP (Lab) was elected mayor of Sheffield City Region on Friday having secured more than 50% of the second preference vote.

Mr Jarvis won with 144,154 votes, beating Ian Walker (Con) who received 50,619 votes.

Mr Jarvis, who stood on a ticket of campaigning for a One Yorkshire devolution deal, said in his acceptance speech: “South Yorkshire is a place of huge potential. I am utterly committed to repaying the faith and the trust the public have placed in me.”

The Labour candidate, who was expected to win as outright favourite going into the election, failed to obtain more tha 50% of first preference votes required to secure a win and so the voting went through to a second round. Mr Jarvis received 47.77% of first preference votes across the four boroughs, while Mr Walker received 14.7% of the first round vote.

Sheffield City Region - 2018 election turnout


AreaTotal first preference votes usedTotal electorate sizeTotal turnout
Barnsley 45,366 181546 24.99%
Rotherham 41244 196446 21.26%
Sheffield 125339 406732 31.56%
Doncaster 44,774 223261 20.05%
Total 256,723 1007985 25.82%
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