The people of Bath and North East Somerset have voted decisively against having an elected mayor like Bristol's George Ferguson or London's Boris Johnson.
The referendum had a 29% turnout, with only eight thousand people voting to have an elected mayor. More than thirty thousand voted to keep the current system of a leader chosen by fellow councillors.
All the political parties, and the area's two MPs, had opposed the change - and the news has been welcome on social media this morning.
Whatever the reaction, the result doesn't come as a surprise.
Polls have now closed on a vote which could see another elected mayor position created in the South West for Bath and North East Somerset.
Voters in Bath and North East Somerset are going to the ballot boxes to decide if they want an elected mayor.
That's the question voters in the Bath and North East Somerset area are being asked this week.