Oliver Coppard has been elected as the new Mayor of South Yorkshire.
The South Yorkshire Mayor is directly elected by the electorate in the four South Yorkshire districts of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield to serve a four-year term.
The Mayor has powers and money, which are used to decide how we create jobs and grow our economy, improve training and skills, how our public transport network is run, and build new infrastructure and homes in South Yorkshire.
As a Mayoral Combined Authority we publish Statutory Election Notices and the results from each election. You can view these in the sections below:
The Statutory Election Notices published for the 2022 Mayoral Election are available in the PDF below
- Declaration of Result 2022 Mayoral Election (PDF, 372kb)
Mayoral Election 2022 Results
Oliver Coppard was elected as Mayor of South Yorkshire by voters from the districts of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield in May 2022.
You can view the candidates that stood for election and the breakdown of the election results below:
The overall results of the first count were:
David Bettney - 10,177
Simon Biltcliffe - 34,857
Oliver Coppard - 112,517
Joe Otten - 28,093
Clive Watkinson - 43,129
Bex Whyman - 32,322
The two candidates moving to the second stage were Oliver Coppard and Clive Watkinson
The overall results of the second count were:
Oliver Coppard – 143,476
Clive Watkinson – 57,347
Declaration of result
Oliver Coppard is the new Mayor of South Yorkshire!
Verification and Turnout
The total electorate for the combined authority area is: 1,003,993
The total number of ballot papers verified was:
The turnout of the combined authority area at this election was: 26.37%
Breakdown of turnout