Almost two hours ahead of schedule it was announced that Birmingham had voted "No" against a Directly Elected Mayor.
With an electorate of 754,765 people, only 27.65% of people turned out to vote.
Over half of those who did voted no, with 58% of the vote was against.
David Cameron's dream of elected mayors in Britain's major cities looks to be in tatters after the the idea was rejected in referendums.
People in Nottingham, Coventry and Birmingham will this week get the chance to decide whether they want mayors to lead their cities.
Liam Byrne the Birmingham Hodge Hill MP is to resign from the shadow cabinet to stand for mayor in Birmingham.