DONCASTER CENTRAL: Rosie Winterton wins seat for seventh time with majority of 2,278

The Doncaster Central constituency will be represented by Labour’s Rosie Winterton for a seventh time after she held on with a majority of just over 2,200.

By Sarah Marshall and George Torr
Friday, 13th December 2019, 4:44 am
Updated Friday, 13th December 2019, 4:44 am
Doncaster Central Labour candidate Rosie Winterton, pictured. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP-12-12-19-Elections Doncaster 10-NMSY

Ms Winterton has represented the constituency since Tony Blair swept to power with a landslide Labour government in 1997.

Since that time she has served under Prime Minister Gordon Brown as the Minister for Work and Pensions (2008 - 2009); as the Minister for Local Government (2009 - 2010). She held the position of Labour's Chief Whip from 2010 until 2016 and was elected as a deputy speaker in 2017.

During the 2017 election, Ms Winterton received her biggest majority since 2001 with 10,131, but that has now fallen to just 2,278.

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As with the rest of Doncaster’s constituencies, the Conservative vote was split substantially by the Brexit Valley who received 6,842 votes from residents in the borough.

The results were as follows:

Rosie Winteron (Labour): 16,638

Leon Sean French (Yorkshire Party): 1,012

Roberto Weeden-Sanz (Conservative): 14,360

Frank Sheridan (Green Party): 981

Surjit Singh Duhre (Brexit Party): 6,842

Paul Horton (Liberal Democrats): 1,748