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Ballot Boxes for local and general elections in Bedford
While much of the focus for this year's local elections has been on the mayoral election and wards, there have also been five parish council elections this year. The results for the 2019...
Confused by this week’s European elections? Then let us assist with our (slightly patronising) European election guide for idiots. On Thursday 23 May, the UK will take part in the...
Dramatic scenes unfolded on Barkers Lane, Bedford on Friday afternoon (17 May) after reports a gun had been sighted in a van driving through the area. At around 4pm...
Cllr Stephen Moon
Cllr Stephen Moon has stepped down as leader of Bedford Borough Council’s Conservative Group after seven years in the role. He told the Bedford Independent that he's had "a good innings"...
Mayor Dave Hodgson
Mayor Dave Hodgson has announced his new Cabinet, which once again features no Conservative representation. The new Bedford Borough Council Executive...
Cllr Lucy Bywater
There were a number of 'firsts' in the recent local elections, including the selection of Bedford Borough's first representatives from the Green Party.
Ballot Boxes for local and general elections in Bedford
Bedford Borough Council has come under fire for their organisation of this years local election count, which has been described as a "shambles". There have also been questions...
Bedford Borough political makeup 2019
Mayor Dave Hodgson is likely to wait until next week to announce his new cabinet, an insider at Bedford Borough council has revealed. He's currently speaking to councillors...
Mayor Dave Manifesto 2019 Launch
After a long and drawn-out electoral count, Liberal Democrat, Dave Hodgson was re-elected Mayor at just after 8pm on Friday 3 May, following the Bedford Borough Mayoral...
Bedford Borough Mayoral election 2019 results
The polls in Bedford Borough closed at 10pm on 2 May. While many areas across the UK have counted well into the night, and already announced their results, Bedford Borough...
Voting Polling Booth
Polling stations across Bedford Borough will open at 7am tomorrow, giving Bedfordians a chance to choose who they want to be their ward or parish councillor and the Borough's mayor...
Bedford Borough Mayoral Hustings 2019 candidates on stage
Bedfordians will be heading to the polls on Thursday (2 May) to decide who will represent them at a local level, or will they? Concerns that many will simply use the polls...