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.
More top news
George Ford booted 24 points as Bath kept the pressure on Northampton at the top of the Premiership with a 39-16 win at rivals Gloucester.
West Country neighbours meet for first time this season at Kingsholm in Premiership.
The funeral of a mother and newborn baby found dead after going missing from a maternity hospital took place today.