It was announced on Friday (November 3) that Councillor Glenn Bluff will stand for the Doncaster North constituency in the next general election.
Councillor Glenn Bluff has been selected to stand for the Doncaster North constituency in the next general election. Currently holding the position of ward councillor for Sprotbrough since 2021 and serving on the Sprotbrough and Cusworth parish council, Coun Bluff will challenge Labour MP Ed Miliband, who has represented the constituency since 2005. Bluff expressed his delight and honour at the opportunity to represent his home constituency on X (Twitter). Notably, the Doncaster North seat has remained with Labour since its inception, but the area elected its first Conservative MP, Nick Fletcher, in Don Valley during the 2019 general election. Nick Fletcher, MP praised Bluff as a local who understands the area's challenges.
Mr. Bluff, a self-made entrepreneur, offers a local perspective as a resident of the constituency, reflecting the values of an area where 72% voted to leave the EU. His pragmatic stance on climate change aligns with a skepticism towards net zero targets, favouring more immediate, practical solutions over broad, sweeping policies. Advocating for the cessation of the HS2 extension and a reassessment of Net Zero and ULEZ-style initiatives, he represents a clear alternative to Mr. Miliband's support for comprehensive net zero strategies, ULEZ climate policies, and a pro-EU position. This contrast, positions Mr. Bluff as a candidate in touch with local sentiment and poised to challenge the status quo on environmental and Brexit-related matters.
The next general election is scheduled by January 28, 2025, but Prime Minister Rishi Sunak suggested it may occur in 2024. The Conservative Party has not announced a candidate for Doncaster Central yet.