In 21 of 22 unitary authorities, the vote was Yes.
Since April 2009 the county council has been a unitary authority.
The first elections for the new unitary authority were held on 4 June 2009.
The districts which made up the county are now all unitary authorities.
There are a total of 55 unitary authorities, including 9 introduced in 2009.
Voting for the new unitary authorities will first take place on 1 May 2008.
Some areas have only one level of local government, and these are dubbed unitary authorities.
When their report was published in 1969, they recommended a system of large unitary authorities.
One third of the council seats were up for election in 20 unitary authorities.
One third of the council seats are up for election in 17 unitary authorities.