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The Mayor of Doncaster

News of astonishing political reform arrived in our email today from Andrew Edwards. (We didn't have the link before. Here it is.)

On his first morning as Mayor of Doncaster in South Yorkshire , Peter Davies cut his salary from £73,000 to £30,000 then closed the council’s newspaper for "peddling politics on the rates".

Now three weeks into his job, Mr Davies is pressing ahead with plans he hopes will see the number of town councillors cut from 63 to just 21, saving taxpayers £800,000.

. . .He has withdrawn Doncaster from the Local Government Association and the Local Government Information Unit, saving another £200,000. Mr Davies said, "They are just talking shops".

"Doncaster is in for some serious untwinning. We are twinned with probably nine other cities around the world and they are just for people to fly off and have a binge at the council’s expense".

The mayor’s chauffeur-driven car has also been axed by Mr Davies and the driver given another job. Mr Davies, born and bred in Doncaster, swept to power in the May election with 24,244 votes as a candidate for the English Democrats, a party that wants tight immigration curbs, an English Parliament and a law forcing every public building to fly the flag of St. George.

He has promised to end council funding for Doncaster's International Women’s Day, Black History Month and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History Month.

He said, "Politicians have got completely out of touch with what people want.

"We need to cut costs. I want to pass on some savings I make in reduced taxes and use the rest for things we really need, like improved children’s services".

A retired teacher, Davies taught politics at the local comprehensive, where he inspired students for 30 years. (His son Philip serves as MP for Shipley and as chair of the Freedom Association's campaign - Better Off Out of the EU.) The chair of the cricket association for 20 years, Davies faces a different challenge as mayor.

We hope his reforms - cutting waste and allocating money to children - sweep the country. It will be crucial to free local government from the dead hand of government in Westminster, which has taken local revenues and now dictates much local spending - along with Brussels.

If you missed it, you might want to look at Lord Willoughby de Broke's constitutional reforms, which include restoring self-rule to local people.

Comments (18)

Alec Swan:

Dear sir, never before, have I read anything, on a website, which I have prayed is the truth.
The bulk of the British nation are honest, decent, caring, charitable, and Christian in their treatment of their fellow man. We are not, AS A NATION, racist, or homophoebic.
We are , of course, all those things, when we are led by those who apply their own agenda to their work, and have no idea of the public mood. We SEEM, as a nation to be unable to actually direct those who we vote into power.
I don't suppose, for one moment, that Peter Davis will read this, but if you do Mr. Davis, then I pray that others will recognise your stand, and will follow your example. It behoves all of us to stop the rot, and to make the effort to follow the example which you have set.
Alec Swan.

having just received the e.mail about the mayor of doncaster i must admit i thought it was a wind up at first so i came on to this web site and found it true how refreshing to see Mr Davis who is prepared to stand up against the establishment i just hope and pray that he is successful and the people of doncaster support him in every way possible i wish we had a man like this in bognor regis i have sent the e.mail to every body i know and lets hope it gets the support it deserves

ray caldicott:

the best political and common sense i have read or heard from any of the nation's representatives for a long long time !!!

my best mate came from doncaster he was very down to earth and sensible !!


We need more Peter Davies around this country. It's time to make a stand when the opportunity arises via the ballot box. I wish we had a guy like this in charge at Preston - instead we have nothing but PC nonsense thrown at us every day, that and 100's of non-productive council workers looking forward to their (in many places) unearned final-salary pension. Good luck to Peter Davies and the people of Doncaster who had the bottle to vote for him.

Terence-Charles Kirk:

This man is a real Brit!!! & if there were a lot more like him Britian would be back on top of the world.. & I might decide to retun to the UK. Terry Kirk, ex British soldier living in Germany :-)

This is the sort of person we need to head our Government.

Stephen Hill:

If this man were mayor of Bradford I would not live in India. I had given up hope that anyone would ever again speak "common sense" in England and I wish him all the luck I can and hope the loony left do not get to him

Kieran Marchant:


If you like what Mayor Davies is doing in Doncaster take a look at the party he represents.

If we all have a little faith, and the courage of our own convictions, we may all have leadership like this.

What a country we would be then.


chris Bomwan:

Well done Sir just what Hastings BC East Sussex needs, they think there is a bottomless pit of money which ever party in in charge Con or Lab


Wow, please can Keighley be next when you have sorted Doncaster out ?

Philip Ranby:

Having heard Peter Davies on the Jeremy Vine show today,I can only say what tremendous breath of fresh air he was among the usual twaddle talked by our spineless MP's.If only he was PM

paul hickman:

Well done at last common sense. at last not racist or anti gay, just someone who thinks that if you have an alternative life style you should fund it yourself. What do you intend to do about benefit cheats?

Philip Catchpole:

Heard Mr Davies on the radio.At last some 'Common Sense' not being manipulated by the minority how refreshing. Peter Davies for Prime Minister, or at least come to Norfolk.
Philip Catchpole

Robert Silk:

I heard Peter Davies on the Jeremy Vine show,and was greatly impressed with him.
I wonder what our masters in Brussels make of him.
Can he please come and run Dover District Council when he's finished in Doncaster.

As the Daily Mail said, "A breath of fresh air". This is the sort of thing I would happily vote for. If they put up a candidate here in Luton, he, or she, has my vote. Just pray that it all goes as planned. The people are fed up to the teeth with the corrupt, immoral bunch we currently have running the country. Good luck to Peter and his aspirations.

Helen Ainsworth:

I would like to say that this is what this country needs someone who is straight forward and having the peoples interest at heart! People are frightened of voicing their opinion due to pc gone mad and I wish that there were more people like Peter Davis in influential positions where they can make a difference because I believe that a large growing number of working mid class people have just had enough. Continue with the good work I hope it transfers to other councils across the country!!!!

michael skene:

What a true guy pity there is not enough of these men or women in this country to change this courupt country ......


What a guy! It's all been said in the comments before mine. If only we had more people in power talking sense like Peter Davies there might just be a glimmer of hope for this once Great country!

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