Southwark rejects elected mayor

Voters in Thursday's referendum have rejected plans for a new-style Southwark Council, but only 11.2 per cent could be bothered to vote.

The referendum question was defeated by 13,217 to 6,054.

The result is seen by some as a rebuff for Transport and Local Government secretary Stephen Byers who had ordered Southwark Council to hold the poll.

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