Hear reaction from both sides after Newcastle's voters reject proposals for a directly elected mayor. Helen Ford reports.
68% of voters in Newcastle said no to a directly elected mayor.
Newcastle's decision follows no votes in several other cities across the country including Manchester, Coventry and Nottingham.
Britsol, though, bucked the trend an voted for an elected mayor - but on a turn out of just 24%
Newcastle has voted against a directly elected mayor.
More to follow...