Our political correspondent Bob Constantine brings us this report as the people of Bristol have voted 'yes' to having an elected mayor. Out of the ten cities which held a referendum across the country, only Bristol has voted in favour.
This video shows the moment it was declared that Bristol had voted in favour of the city getting an elected Mayor. Nearly 36,000 people voted 'no' but more than 41,000 voted 'yes'.
An election for a Mayor will be held on November 15th 2012.
Voters in Bristol have voted 'yes' to having an elected mayor by a narrow margin.
Only one in four people voted in yesterday's referendum.
David Cameron hopes to replace local council cabinets with directly elected mayors.
Bristol has bucked the trend and has elected a mayor. Cities such as Manchester and Nottingham rejected the call.
Only one in four people in Bristol turned out to vote in the city's mayoral referendum - the same as Nottingham and Manchester who both voted rejected proposals of having an elected mayor.**
Interestingly, the 24% #bristolmayor referendum turnout is the same as Nottingham and Manchester (who had local elections yesterday too)
Later this afternoon there will be a result on the mayoral referendum in Bristol. Voters were asked to decide whether or not they wanted an elected mayor for the city. The turnout was low - just 24%, meaning just 1 in 4 eligible people voted. Counting will take place later at Ashton Gate stadium.
In Nottingham where there was a similar referendum, a result has been declared. Voters there have decided not to have an elected mayor.
Overall turnout therefore, including postal votes, in the #bristolmayor referendum is 24%. Votes counted Friday, result est. mid afternoon
Bristol City Council is reporting very low turnout in its mayoral referendum. Here are a few examples:
Avonmouth Ward turnout 16.1%, Ashley 20.9%, Bishopsworth 12.9%, Bedminster 18.9%, Bishopston 20.9%, Clifton East 18.5% #bristolmayor
St George West Ward turnout 15.7%, Windmill Hill 19.0%, Whitchurch Park 15.0%, Westbury on Trym 34.0% #bristolmayor
Voting takes place today in the referendum to decide whether Bristol should have an elected mayor. Elsewhere, 105 council seats are being contested in Swindon, Cheltenham, Stroud and Gloucester. Polling is from 7 am till 10 pm.