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Mayoral Referendum result

Mayoral Referendum result

The result of the City of Bristol Mayoral Referendum was declared on 4 May 2012, delivering a Yes vote to the city having a directly elected Mayor.

Vote

Number of votes

The number of votes cast for Bristol City Council to be run by a leader who is an elected councillor chosen by a vote of the other elected councillors and how the council is run now is 35,880
The number of votes cast for Bristol City Council to be run by a mayor who is elected by voters and a change from how the council is run now is 41,032

The number of ballot papers rejected is as follows:

(a) Want of official mark 0
(b) Voting for more than one answer 77
(c) Writing or mark by which the voter or proxy could be identified 12
(d) Unmarked or void for uncertainty 175

Electorate:  318,893

Overall turnout, including postal votes:  24%

View the turnout by Ward (pdf, 9 KB) (opens new window)

View the turnout by polling district (pdf, 51 KB) (opens new window) . Please note: postal votes included at end, and ones before are polling station totals only, not total of all who voted in that area.

Contact information

Electoral services

PO Box 3176

Bristol City Council

Bristol, BS3 9FS

Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday,  9am to 5pm
Friday,  9am to 4.30pm

Email: electoral.services@bristol.gov.uk

Tel: 0117 922 3400

Fax: 0117 922 3461