Elected Mayor: Sheffield says ‘no’ as Labour strengthens grip on city - VIDEO

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VOTERS in Sheffield have rejected plans for an elected mayor by a huge margin - with almost 83,000 people, or 65 per cent, voting to keep the existing council leadership system

Prime Minister David Cameron’s dream of elected mayors in all major cities looked in tatters with Manchester, Nottingham, Coventry and Bradford said No .

Councillor Gary Weatherall celebrates a Labour gain from the Liberal Democrats at the Sheffield local election count at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield

Councillor Gary Weatherall celebrates a Labour gain from the Liberal Democrats at the Sheffield local election count at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield

In the local council election, Labour gained nine seats in Sheffield from the Lib Dems - including the loss of former Sheffield Council leader Paul Scriven.

The council is now made up of 59 Labour councillors, 23 Lib Dem members and two Green party members.

Turnout was just 32.77 per cent.

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SHEFFIELD ELECTION RESULTS: Sheffield’s ex Council leader Paul Scriven loses his seat plus full round up ofr all wards - CLICK HERE.

ROTHERHAM ELECTION RESULTS 2012: Labour wipes out BNP and retains control - for full report and results CLICK HERE.

BARNSLEY ELECTION RESULTS 2012: Labour gains nine seats and tightens its control, including shock win in Tory Penistone - CLICK HERE.

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