Bristol Votes 'Yes' for Mayor

Later this afternoon there will be a result on the mayoral referendum in Bristol.

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BREAKING: Bristol says 'yes' to elected mayor

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.

24% Bristol mayoral referendum turnout: Same as Nottingham and Manchester

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.**

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Interestingly, the 24% #bristolmayor referendum turnout is the same as Nottingham and Manchester (who had local elections yesterday too)

1 in 4 vote in Mayoral referendum

Counting will take place later at Ashton Gate stadium Credit: ITV West

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.

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Bristol Mayoral referendum

Bristol City Council is reporting very low turnout in its mayoral referendum. Here are a few examples:

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Avonmouth Ward turnout 16.1%, Ashley 20.9%, Bishopsworth 12.9%, Bedminster 18.9%, Bishopston 20.9%, Clifton East 18.5% #bristolmayor

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St George West Ward turnout 15.7%, Windmill Hill 19.0%, Whitchurch Park 15.0%, Westbury on Trym 34.0% #bristolmayor