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Richard Fuller
Richard Fuller said as an MP he has been accessible and “accomplished some things” over the last five years, but “there is more to do”. The Conservative candidate for North...
Tarek Javed board vandalised on Kingsway. Image: Agent for Tarek Javed
Bedfordshire Police are investigating after the independent candidate for Bedford & Kempston MP in the forthcoming election says his boards were vandalised in three different locations...
Pippa Clayton. Image: Pippa Clayton
The Reform UK candidate for North Bedfordshire said the country is in a terrible state, but that her party can fix it. Pippa Clayton added that she’s pleased Nigel Farage has come out of retirement...
Matt Lansley. Image: Reform UK
The Reform UK candidate for Bedford said constituents are “disgusted by the two major parties” and his party is the real vote for change. Matt Lansley said: “Millions of people...
Councillor Ben Foley. Image: Ben Foley
The Green candidate to be Bedford’s next MP says Gaza is one of the constituency’s biggest issues. Ben Foley said: “It’s unusual for a foreign policy issue to be so important to people...
Cllr Dr. Hayley Whitaker. Image: Cllr Dr. Hayley Whitaker/LinkedIn
A spat over the leadership of the Independent administration on Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) has led to the sacking of its deputy leader Hayley Whitaker from her executive roles on the...
Blake Stephenson. Image: LDRS
Mid Bedfordshire needs more community policing, the Conservative candidate for next month’s general election has said. Blake Stephenson said: “I’ve been sitting on the Bedfordshire...
Joanna Szaub-Newton. Image: Bedford Borough Liberal Democrat Group
The Lib Dem candidate for North Bedfordshire said communities, not central government, should be allowed to find solutions to local issues, such as accessing the NHS. Joanna Szaub-Newton...
Tarek Javed is running as an independent candidate for Bedford & Kempston in the general election in July. Image: Tarek Javed
The Independent candidate to be Bedford’s next MP said the country needs a “stringent immigration policy” as there isn’t the infrastructure to support illegal immigration. Javed Tarek...
PCC John Tizard. Image: OPCC
I was elected Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Bedfordshire on 2 May and took up the role a week later on 9 May. This is an important role, and I am very privileged to serve the residents of Bedfordshire...
The Lib Dem candidate for Mid Bedfordshire said he’s not going to come up with any excuses for not living in the constituency. During last year’s Mid Beds by-election, the Lib Dems pushed the fact that...
Henry Vann. Image: Bedford Borough Liberal Democrats.
In their manifesto, the Liberal Democrats said everyone should get the care they need, when they need it, and where they need it. They pledge to give everyone the right to see a GP within seven days...