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Still In the Hunt! Bedford Mayor Election: First Round Result

October 17, 2002 12:00 AM

The Bedford Mayoral Election count for the first directly elected Mayor of Bedford has been suspended with the second round to be counted on Friday Morning. At the end of a long nights count, Christine McHugh and Frank Branston topped the poll and proceeded to the second round.

The full figures of the first round vote were:

  • Bagchi (Labour) 4,114
  • Branston (Better Bedford Party) 9,557
  • Clifton (Independent) 1,893
  • Dosanji (Independent) 218
  • Foster (Independent) 1,826
  • McHugh (Liberal Democrat) 4,711
  • Powell (Green) 735
  • Rose (Conservative) 4,661

The second round count will start at 9.55am on Friday, and the result will appear here as soon as possible on Friday.

Christine said:

"If six months ago we had said that we would beat BOTH Labour and the Tories in a Borough wide election, we'd have been told we were mad. Tonight we have done just that. We await the second round - clearly Frank Branston currently leading but we await the final result."

"Whatever the result, both I and the Liberal Democrats locally remain united in our desire to get the Best for Bedford."