Manchester City Council

Manchester mayoral referendum 2012

  1. Results

    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%

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