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Welcome to North Bedfordshire Liberal Democrats

Welcome to the website for the North Bedfordshire Liberal Democrats for information from the party and the latest news from the Council.

You can also find out how to contact your local Lib Dem Councillor, their surgery details and information about work they are doing for you. You can also follow us on twitter @BedfordLibDems.

For news from the directly elected, Lib Dem Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson- please click here.

Recent News

  • Decorated Christmas Tree
    Article: Nov 15, 2018

    Bedford's Christmas Lights Switch On event will take place on Thursday 22nd November, at 7pm, along The Embankment.

    Everyone is invited to attend this free Christmas event when Bedford Borough Council in partnership with Bedford BID will light up the town with another magnificent firework display to mark the start of the Christmas period.

  • cash
    Article: Nov 14, 2018

    It has come to light that three more Conservative controlled are facing financial problems.

    East Sussex County Council has warned that it will not be able to afford to provide basic services, unless it receives more money fom the government. East Sussex need to save more than £45million by 2021/22.

  • Vince Cable twitter page
    Article: Nov 13, 2018

    The Liberal Democrats recently voted against the Government's plans to raise the higher-rate tax threshold to £50,000.

    The policy will cost an estimated £1.3 billion pounds next year, money which could instead be used to reverse cuts to Universal Credit or end the benefits freeze a year early.

    Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable said "Government is about priorities. With public services desperate for investment, now is not the time to reduce taxes for high earners. Instead Philip Hammond should have used the money to further reverse cuts to Universal Credit or end the benefits freeze a year early."

  • Remembrance Sunday in Bedford
    Article: Nov 11, 2018

    Thank you Bedford for your acts of remembrance earlier today.

    This evening will see one final act of remembrance with a beacon being lit at the War Memorial on The Embankment joining hundreds of others across the United Kingdom, following a lighting of a beacon by the Queen. Members of public are being asked to arrive by 6.45pm, with the beacon lighting scheduled for just after 7pm, following The Last Post

  • Bedford Station
    Article: Nov 10, 2018

    Network Rail is advising passengers in Bedfordshire to check before they travel this weekend.

    Network Rail is undertaking essential railway improvement work at Odell Viaduct near Odell and Sharnbrook as part of the Midland Main Line Upgrade, the biggest programme of improvements to the Midland Main Line since its completion in 1870. As part of the £1.5billion investment, the bridge needs to be raised to allow for the safe clearance of overhead line equipment in preparation for electrification of the line between London to Kettering and Corby via Bedford.

  • Hand-held poppy.
    Article: Nov 9, 2018

    This weekend will see a range of events in Bedford marking the centenary of the end of the First World War and remembering those members of the Armed Forces who have lost their lives. The weekend of events will culminate in the lighting of a 'Beacon of Light', as part of the 'Battle's Over' National Tribute on 11th November.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson by Borough Hall in Bedford
    Article: Nov 8, 2018

    Schools across Bedford Borough are facing a combined cut of £1.3m as their budgets are slashed by the Conservative Government. The amount allocated to Bedford Borough for each child in school is being cut, leaving the whole area with over a million pounds less to fund our schools in 2019/20.

    News of the cut comes despite promises of a new national funding formula putting right the massive underfunding of local schools. The reduction will see schools receive £1,000 less per primary school class and £1,600 less per secondary school class than they would if per pupil funding was retained at current levels.

  • Placards from a Residents' Demo in Stewartby against the plans for an incinerator nearby
    Article: Nov 8, 2018

    Mayor Dave Hodgson has described the High Court ruling which against Covanta Incinerator's (BACI) claim to quash the environmental permit for the Covanta Incinerator at Rookery South Pit near Stewartby as a 'dreadful blow' to nearby communities.

    Mayor Dave Hodgson said: "This is a dreadful blow to communities in the vicinity of the planned giant incinerator. The BACI team of volunteers deserve huge credit for the incredible battle they have fought on behalf of local residents. At the very least a clear message has been sent to Covanta and all regulatory bodies that every move will be watched closely and that residents will fight tirelessly for the good of their community."