Bedford

  • Council Control: LD Mayor
  • Conservatives 12
  • Labour 11
  • Liberal Democrats 15
  • Green 2
  • Other 1

Independent 1. 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 2002-09; Dave Hodgson has held office since his death.

Sarah Gallagher (Eastcotts) moved from Liberal Democrat to Conservative in November 2021.

Next local elections
2023

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)
£1985.33