Sion Simon, Former Labour MP for Erdington and one of the leaders of the "Yes" campaign, resigned his seat two years ago because he wanted to become the first Mayor of Birmingham.
He said that Birmingham could have voted "No" because it's supporters didn't get their case across.
The truth I think is that the campaign always captured the chattering classes.
It was always successful in the media and business industry, and we never really knew whether it got out on the streets, and I think it didn't.
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.