As Doncaster gets ready for the UKIP national conference to return to town this week, our readers have been voting on whether they think it will be good or bad for the borough.
When asked for their views on the return of the UKIP conference, Doncaster Free Press readers were overwhelmingly in favour of the national event being held in Doncaster for a second year.
76 per cent of those polled voted yes when asked if they would be happy to see the conference being held at Doncaster racecourse once again.
Just 24 per cent, or 58 of the 247 people that voted in our online poll, said they would not be happy to see it return to the borough. Hailed a ‘great success’ by its members, many in Doncaster were divided over the arrival of the UK Independence Party’s biggest ever conference at the Racecourse last year.
Business leaders said they thought it would help to put the town on the map, but this view was not shared by protesters who opposed the ‘far-right’ party holding their national event in Doncaster and staged a demonstration outside the conference venue.
Pick up a copy of this week’s Free Press on September 24 for more on this story.
• This year’s conference is due to take place at Doncaster Racecourse between September 24 and 26.