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Middlesbrough Mayors to stay

The people of Middlesbrough have voted to keep the role of Elected Mayor as head of the town's council after a referendum.

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Full report: Middlesbrough Mayors to stay

The people of Middlesbrough have voted to keep the role of an elected mayor to lead their town council. The current Mayor Ray Mallon retires in 2015.

A referendum was held yesterday, September 27, offering voters two options - to keep the mayoral position or replace it with a council leader who would be elected by fellow councillors.

The ballot result in favour of a Mayor was declared in the early hours of this morning and our Teesside correspondent Rachel Bullock was there:

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