The number of votes cast for Manchester 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 was 48593 The number of votes cast for Manchester City Council to be run by a mayor who is elected by voters and a change to how the council is run now was 42677
The majority of the votes cast in the referendum are in favour of the continuation of the authority's existing arrangements and the result of the referendum is to reject the proposal that the authority to operate a mayor and cabinet executive.
The number of ballot papers rejected at this referendum is as follows:
For want of an official Mark 0 For voting for both answers of the question asked 214 Due to writing or mark by which the voter could be identified 47 Unmarked or void for uncertainty 2224 Total rejected ballot papers 2485
The turnout at this referendum is 25.28%