Clean up after Birmingham votes "No"

Empty tables and chairs at the ICC in Birmingham
The empty ICC, just moments after it was announced that Birmingham had voted "No" Credit: ITV Central

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.

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Mayoral Referendum

People in Nottingham, Coventry and Birmingham have been voting on whether they want mayors to lead their cities.