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.
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After a frosty and icy start on Wednesday, the South West is expected to stay sunny but cold.
After a frosty and icy start on Wednesday, the West region is expected to stay sunny and cold.
The memorial in St James' Park London, surrounded by wreaths and flowers, is wrapped in black bin liners following the incident.