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South Yorkshire Members

South Yorkshire has a population of 1.34 million, and covers an area of 1,552 square kilometres, consisting of four metropolitan boroughs: Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield. From an industrial background, the area has diversified into a modern economy, and includes areas of outstanding beauty. Scroll down for information and links to South Yorkshire’s constituent Councils.

Barnsley Council

Barnsley is open for business, with our central location, excellent links to major road networks, digital connectivity and attractive local offer. Our welcoming people and communities are one of our biggest assets.

Chief Executive and Leader: Sarah Norman and Cllr Sir Stephen Houghton

Population: 243,341

Major conurbations: Barnsley, Cudworth, Goldthorpe, Hoyland, Penistone, Royston and Wombwell

Doncaster Council

Doncaster’s transformation is moving at a pace, with many major developments like our new look train station and Danum Gallery, Library and Museum and more in the pipeline. We firmly believe that Doncaster is the place to be with a bright future and plenty of bold ambition.

Chief Executive and Leader: Damian Allen and Mayor Ros Jones

Population: 311,890

Major conurbations: Doncaster, Thorne and Moorends, Hatfield and Mexborough

Rotherham Council

Chief Executive and Leader: Sharon Kemp and Cllr Chris Read

Population: 265,411

Major conurbations: Rotherham, Maltby, Swinton, Wath-upon-Dearne, Dinnington

Sheffield City Council

Known as the ‘Outdoor City’, Sheffield is one of the greenest places in the UK; famed for its vibrant and independent spirit, with a modern cityscape set against the stunning backdrop of the Peak District National Park.

Chief Executive and Leader: Kate Josephs and Cllr Tom Hunt

Population: 584,853

Major conurbations: City of Sheffield

South Yorkshire Combined Authority

We work at a regional level to invest in delivering business growth, skills and adult education, transport, housing, and to reach South Yorkshire’s net zero carbon emissions target.

Chief Executive and Leader: Martin Swales and Mayor Oliver Coppard

Population: 1,405,000

Major conurbations: Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield

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