Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

A third of the seats in Barnsley were up for election this year. Find out more about these elections.

Election 2018 Results

Party Elected in 2018 Total councillors Change


Elected in 2018 19 Total councillors 56 Change+1


Elected in 2018 1 Total councillors 4 ChangeNo results


Elected in 2018 0 Total councillors 2 Change-2

PartyLiberal Democrat

Elected in 2018 1 Total councillors 1 Change+1
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Mayor told to prioritise wider Yorkshire devolution deal

Liz Roberts

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

The leader of Barnsley Council Steve Houghton says there'll be no devolution deal for Sheffield City Region unless a future deal for a wider Yorkshire assembly is assured first.

Doncaster's mayor Ros Jones also says the new city region mayor - Dan Jarvis - should prioritise the wider deal.

The two leaders had previously said they'd sign up to a Sheffield City Region deal, as long as they could leave after two years.

Mr Jarvis says he now needs to find out where government stands: