Local elections LIVE: It's Our City campaigners triumph as committee system wins in Sheffield referendum and Dr Alan Billings elected police and crime commissioner
Welcome to The Star’s live blog of the local elections coverage.
It is a triumph for the It’s Our City campaigners as Sheffielders have chosen the committee system in the referendum.
Voters were given a choice between the existing cabinet model or a committee system and it was triggered by the campaign group, which favours the committee system, after it gathered a petition signed by more than five per cent of city voters.
In addition, South Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner is due to be elected today.
Dr Alan Billings the current serving commissioner, is standing for Labour, David Chinchen for the Conservatives and Joe Otten for the Liberal Democrats.
We will be bringing you live coverage of both results, plus more reaction to the city’s council elections last Friday.
Labour lost control of the council after being defeated in eight seats, including council leader Bob Johnson who lost his Hillsborough seat to the Green Party.
There is now no overall control of the authority and political parties are expected to be negotiating behind the scenes to try to form a coalition.
Keep up to date here with all the latest results as they happen.
Elections LIVE: Sheffield referendum and South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner results as they happen
Last updated: Monday, 10 May, 2021, 13:32
- The results of a referendum asking people in Sheffield how they want their council to be run is expected today
- The outcome of the police and crime commissioner election is also due in
- We will also have further reaction to the city council election in which Labour lost control of the authority
10.45am - Here’s some background on candidate David Chinchen
10.50am - And Joe Otten
11.15am - Results due in soon
12.30pm - Here we go....
12.40pm - Committee system wins!
12.50pm - Reaction to committee system victory
12.52pm - Leader of the Lib Dems gives his take on the result
1pm - Here’s the figures behind the result
1.15pm - Neighbourhood plan also approved
1.30pm - Here’s our breaking story
Campaigners have won a referendum to change the way Sheffield Council operates.