Voters reject elected mayors at referendums
4 May 2012 Last updated at 07:11 BST
The people of Liverpool have elected their first mayor, but three other cities have so far rejected government's proposals to replace the leader of the council with a directly elected mayor.
Bradford, Nottingham, Manchester and Coventry have all voted "no" in mayoral referendums. The results from other cities will be announced later today, along with the result of the mayoral election in London.
Danny Savage reports.