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parties were opposed to it, nationally, Labour introduced elected mayors and the Tories are pressing ahead with introducing them in other towns and cities."
He said he was confident the system would have worked well in Yarmouth.
He said: "I still think bringing in an elected mayor is the way forward to reinvigorate local politics and the low turnout in this election demonstrates the need for that.
Michael Castle, who has led the campaign for an elected mayor, which started with the raising of a 3,500 signature petition to trigger the referendum, described the 10,000 yes votes as a "creditable total".
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Outgoing council leader Barry Coleman, selected to become the next ceremonial mayor later this month, had led the campaign for a no vote.
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Louds cheers from people sporting both blue and red rosettes rang round Yarmouth Town Hall this afternoon as returning officer Richard Packham announced the results of the referendum: 15,595 no votes to 10,051 yes votes with 291 spoiled ballot papers.
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Borough mayor Michael Jeal was prominent among those clapping the decisive rejection of an elected mayor, a change that would have seen the ceremonial position held by him disappear.
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