ONLY 25 per cent of Barnsley’s eligible electorate voted in this year’s local election.

A total of 47,839 people voted, resulting in a total of just 25.88 per cent turnout for the borough.

Sarah Norman, chief executive of the council, said: “This year, we saw 47,839 votes cast, 53.5 per cent were by post.

“I would like to thank residents for making your vote count in this year’s local election.

“It’s a chance for you to have your say on who’ll be making decisions on the priorities and services you care about in your local area.

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“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been involved in delivering this year’s election.”