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Jeremy Corbyn
With less than 12 hours until the polling stations open, the leader of the opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, attended a Labour Party rally in Kempston this...
Eddie Izzard
World-renowned actor, comedian, marathon runner and activist, Eddie Izzard, was in Bedford this morning, campaigning in Castle ward with Labour's Mohammad...
Lib Dem manifesto launch
At a campaign launch on Tuesday, local Liberal Democrat party members endorsed their national manifesto ahead of December's general election.​
Richard Fuller GE19
The former Bedford and Kempston MP, Richard Fuller has been returned to the House of Commons by the voters of North East Bedfordshire. Mr Fuller replaced Alistair Burt, who declared he would not be standing at...
General Election 2019
General Election 2019: Bedford. We'll be updating this live blog as soon as the winners for each seat covered by the Bedford Independent is announced...
The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, was in Bedford this morning, campaigning with local Conservative candidates Ryan Henson...
climate change hustings
A climate change hustings took place in Bedford on Friday evening and one candidate was conspicuous by their absence. The event, organised by Bedford’s YouthStrike4Climate movement, was held at the University of Bedfordshire’s Polhill Avenue campus...
Louise Haigh, shadow minister of state for policing, visited Bedford this morning and joined Mohammad Yasin MP to hear from local people about the impact...
Mohammad Yasin MP
Despite a dismal evening for Labour throughout the UK, the marginal seat of Bedford and Kempston was retained by Mohammad Yasin...
Mohammad Yasin MP
The Labour party launched its election manifesto today (Thursday) ahead of the general election on Thursday 12 December. Parliamentary candidate, Mohammad...
Boris Johnson at Wixams
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, visited Wixams today as part of his campaign ahead of the general election on Thursday 12 December...
Dr Barry Monk
The founder of the Save Bedford Hospital Party, Dr Barry Monk, has backed the Liberal Democrat candidate, Henry Vann to be the next MP for Bedford...