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Welcome to the website for Bedford Borough Liberal Democrats for information from the party and the latest news from the Council.

You can find out how to contact your local Lib Dem Councillor, and you can also follow us on twitter @BedfordLibDems and on Facebook @BedfordLD.

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

Recent News

  • Tom Brake
    Article: Oct 22, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats have demanded that the public must have the final say on Brexit, following the release of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill.

    Responding to the release the bill, Liberal Democrat Shadow Brexit Secretary Tom Brake said: "The Tory Brexit plan would hurt jobs, the environment and vital public services including the NHS. The Conservative government is trying to crash this Bill through Parliament before anyone realises just how bad it is.'

  • Silver Street in Bedford Town Centre on a Busy Shopping Day
    Article: Oct 21, 2019

    A ballot of local businesses in the town centre has backed the renewal of the Bedford Business Improvement District (BID) for a further five years.

    Business ratepayers in Bedford with a business of the required rateable value to be eligible to vote were issued with a postal ballot to say whether or not they supported the renewal of the BID.

  • Apple Day at Bromham Mill Poster
    Article: Oct 19, 2019

    It's Apple Day at Bromham Mill on Sunday 20th October, with the popular event for all the family taking place at the historic mill from 11am to 4pm.

    There is a wide array of events and activities to be enjoyed at this fun family occasion, organised by Bromham Parish Council. In addition to the customary apples and cider other attractions include market stalls, live music, pony rides, a children's animal area and more.

  • Halloween Lantern (By Iain Donaldson)
    Article: Oct 18, 2019

    There's lots of half-term fun to be had in Bedford Borough, with activities and events at the Higgins Bedford and all five local libraries.

    'Enter the World of Dreams and Nightmares' is the theme for half-term activities at The Higgins Bedford, following the opening of new exhibition 'Dreams and Nightmares'. Holiday activities are sponsored by Oxford Brookes University.

  • Cllr Tim Caswell
    Article: Oct 17, 2019

    Older residents are less likely to be forced to stay in hospital longer than necessary due to a lack of social care services in Bedford Borough than anywhere else in the country, councillors heard this week.

    Last year Bedford Borough had just 73 delayed discharges from hospital due to social care - the lowest in the country. In Norfolk by comparison there were 13,828 delayed transfers, significantly worse even given the greater population in Norfolk.

  • 2019 Bedford Festival of Lights
    Article: Oct 16, 2019

    The 2019 Festival of Lights will take place this Saturday (19th October) at The Bunyan Sports Centre on Mile Road.

    The event will be hosted by the Bedford Indian Community and it promises to be a Cultural Extravaganza including Classical Indian performances, Bollywood dances, Musical performances and lots of stalls.

  • National Adoption Week
    Article: Oct 15, 2019

    This week is National Adoption Week, and Bedford Borough Council is urging adoptive families to come forward in an effort to provide homes for children.

    The focus for 2019 is on those children who wait the longest to find a loving home - those in a sibling group, children from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, older children and those with complex health needs or those with a disability.

  • Jo Swinson
    Article: Oct 14, 2019

    Leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson has today slammed this Queen's speech as nothing more that a "charade." Jo Swinson said:

    "This Queen's speech is a charade.

    "'Boris Johnson is pursuing a Brexit deal that will be hugely damaging for our economy, our NHS and our security.

    "There is nothing in this Queen's speech that will bring comfort to the factory worker set to lose their job, or the families struggling to put food on the table because of his Brexit policy.

    "The Liberal Democrats want to stop Brexit, and keep the best deal we have as members of the European Union."