Bedford

  • Council Control: Con Mayor
  • Conservatives 15
  • Labour 13
  • Liberal Democrats 13
  • Green 3
  • Other 3

Independent 3. The county town of Bedfordshire, together with the northern part of the county. The area was called North Bedfordshire until 1992. Local newspaper boss Frank Branston led a successful petition for an Independent Mayor and served in the role from 2002 until his death in 2009; Liberal Democrat Dave Hodgson then took over until replaced by Tom Wootton in 2023.

The Liberal Democrats held Riverfield at a byelection on 2 May.

Next local elections
2027

Election cycle
Full

Local authority type
Unitary

Address
Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford MK42 9AP

Phone
01234 267422

Website
http://www.bedford.gov.uk/

Council Tax (Band D)
£2237.26