Police and Crime Commissioner elections: make your voice heard on 6 May

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Voters in Bedford Borough are reminded to cast their vote in the election for the Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner this Thursday (6 May).

There are five candidates standing for the position. The Bedford Independent has interviewed four of the five hopefuls and you can read their comments in each of these articles:

Festus Akinbusoye (Conservative)

Patrick Hamill (Independent)

David Michael MBE (Labour)

Jas Parmar (Lib Dem)

Antonio Vitiello (English Democrats)

Despite contacting the English Democrat candidate, the Bedford Independent has not received a response.

Residents are advised that there will be COVID-19 safety measures in place at polling stations, including social distancing. Inside polling stations, voters are expected to wear a face-covering (unless exempt).

Hand sanitising stations will be in place at polling stations, and voters are being asked to please bring their own pens if possible.

Terry Collins, Local Returning Officer for Bedford Borough said: “Measures will be in place across polling stations to ensure that they are COVID-safe and voters can be confident about taking part in this election on Polling Day.

“Take this opportunity, cast your vote and make your voice heard.”