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4 July 2023, 9.00 pm

Live blog and results from the general election count.


Previous broadcasts/blogs

20 June 2023, 6.00 pm

Rothsay Education Centre general election hustings

Read: Hyperbole and much of what you’d expect as MP candidates speak at REC hustings

5 May 2023, 9.00 am

Bedford Mayoral and Council election count

Bedford Borough mayoral and council elections results 2023

13 May 2021, 6.00 pm

Bedfordshire PCC Oath

Watch live as the new Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Bedfordshire, Festus Akinbusoye (Conservative), is sworn into office at Bedfordshire Police’s HQ in Kempston.

Read: Festus Akinbusoye confirmed as Bedfordshire’s new Police and Crime Commissioner

16 April 2021, 6.00 pm

Bedfordshire PCC Hustings

To kick off our coverage of the election, the Bedford Independent will be live streaming the first online husting.

The husting has been organised by the Queens Park Community Organisation (QPCO) and will be the first opportunity that each of the candidates has had to address specific issues.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to technical difficulties QPCO were unable to stream their event live, the video below was recorded and posted on 17 April 2021, 08:36.

25 March 2021, 7.30 pm

Bedford Independent Everyday Heroes Awards

In partnership with the Harpur Trust, we will broadcast the winners of the awards here and via our Facebook page and YouTube channel.

To find out more about the awards and the nominees for each category, head to our dedicated Everyday Heroes page.

08 November 2020

Royal British Legion: Remembrance Day Service, Bedford War Memorial, The Embankment


23 May 2019

Bedfordshire Police Chief Constable selection – public panel

Candidates for the role of Bedfordshire Police’s chief constable faced a public panel in what’s thought to be the first-ever interview process of its kind to select a new police chief constable.

The candidates were:

  • Richard Martin – Deputy Assistant Commissioner for the Metropolitan Police
  • Jackie Sebire – Assistant Chief Constable of Bedfordshire Police
  • Garry Forsyth – Deputy Chief Constable of Bedfordshire Police

Bedfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Kathryn Holloway, invited members of the public and the Bedfordshire Police workforce to attend a public panel that is forming part of the new chief constable’s selection process.

Garry Forsyth was chosen as the new Chief Constable.


18 April 2019

Mayoral Election Hustings, Bedford Blues Marquee

Bedford Borough Mayoral candidates answered questions from a live audience. Hosted by BBC Three Counties Radio’s Roberto Perrone, in attendance were:

  • Gianni Carofano, Conservative
  • Adrian Haynes, UKIP
  • Dave Hodgson, Liberal Democrats
  • Jenni Jackson, Labour
  • Adrian Spurrell, The Green Party