Coventry votes no to an elected Mayor
Friday 4 May 2012
Coventry residents have voted against the Council being run by an elected Mayor.
At last night's referendum 39,483 people voted to keep the current system of the Council being run by a leader who is an elected councillor chosen by a vote of the other elected councillors. And 22,619 voted to be run by a mayor who is elected by voters.
The count held at the Ricoh Arena also saw the ruling Labour Party gain eight seats across the 18 wards, while the Conservative Party lost six seats and the Liberal Democrats and Socialist parties both lost a seat each.
The make-up of the Council is now Labour 43 seats; Conservative 11 seats.