RESULT: Mayoral Referendum

VOTERS across Fenland gave a massive thumbs down to an elected mayor for the district - but the "yes" campaigners are warning they could try again if they don't see an improvement from the council.

Just under 34 per cent of those eligible to vote in the mayoral referendum returned their ballot papers and voted three to one against Fenland changing the way it's run to a mayor and council manager.

In all 22,884 votes were returned with 17,296 voting against a mayor and just 5,509 voting yes.

Seventy nine papers were declared spoilt.

Read the full story in this week's Fenland Citizen (July 20).