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Manchester votes against a directly-elected mayor

Category: England

Published: 4th May 2012 03:45:42

The people of Manchester have voted against having a directly-elected mayor to run their city.

The referendum, one of 10 being held in England, saw 48,593 vote to retain the status quo while 42,677 voted for an elected mayor.

This poll had been notable for the lack of campaigning either in favour of an elected mayor or against one.

Had the city voted in favour in the referendum, an elections for mayor would have taken place on 15 November.

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BBC News, 2012. Manchester votes against a directly-elected mayor [Online] (Updated 4th May 2012)
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