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London Referendum Sunday, 21 July, 2002, 18:30 GMT 19:30 UK
Muted referendum celebrations Is anybody out there?
Londoners may have voted 'Yes' - but two thirds of London's eligible voters stayed away from the polls.

Overwhelming vote for mayor
Londoners have voted overwhelmingly to create a powerful elected mayor for the capital. Now attention switches to who will win the job.

'X' marks the spot
Returning officers are being asked to be 'flexible' when counting votes in Thursday's London referendum - meaning ballot papers with 'smiley' faces and noughts and crosses as well as the traditional 'X' may all be counted as valid.

A mayor for the millennium
BBC Local Government Correspondent John Andrew looks at the responsibilties of London's future mayor.

Guide to the government's London blueprint
Baffled by plans to reform the capital? The blueprint is explained in a step-by-step guide to the White Paper for London.



Conservative proposals for London
The Conservatives are voting 'Yes' in May's referendum but the Tories have not lost all their reservations to Labour's plans. They may be in favour of a mayor but they are dead set against a GLC mark 2.



Liberal Democrat proposals for London
The Liberal Democrats are campaigning for a 'Yes' vote in May alongside the other main parties but their plans for London differ radically from those of the Government and the Tories.



Londoners snub politicians for mayor
A poll suggests the millionaire businessman Richard Branson has greater support than any politician as a potential candidate for London mayor.



Who's in the running for Mayor?
Although nobody knows for sure whether or not London will get its own directly elected Mayor the runners and riders are already gathering on the starting line.



Should Londoners take a bite out of the Big Apple?
As Londoners consider electing a mayor BBC South East's Political Correspondent Shaun Ley looks at the lessons to be learnt from New York.



Clever Dick
Three time Lord Mayor of London Dick Whittington is not just a pantomine hero but a real historical figure whose legacy still benefits the people of London centuries.



'Yes' or 'No'?
BBC News Online asked campaigners from the both sides of the debate to put forth their case.



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