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.

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