The campaign for an elected Mayor in Oxford failed last night, despite almost 15,000 people voting for a change to the way the city council is run.

Eight towns across the UK have already voted in favour of an elected Mayor, but Oxford residents showed they were not yet ready to replace the leader and executive system introduced last year.

Before Labour's victory was confirmed, it was announced that the referendum on the question of whether Oxford should have an elected Mayor had been won by the no voters.

There were 18,690 no voters, with 14,692 voting yes for a change to the way the current system is run.