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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 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

  • Newnham Park Proposals Public Consultation Flyer
    Article: May 11, 2019

    A public consultation event is taking place at Aspects Leisure Park on Tuesday May 14th on the plans for major redevelopment and upgrade of the complex. The event is taking place in the building adjacent to Pizza Hut, from 2pm to 8pm. You can see a copy of the flier on the Newnham Liberal Democrats Facebook page.

  • Article: May 10, 2019

    Today, we're launching our EU manifesto. We're running our campaign on a clear message - a vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote to stop Brexit.

    We were the first to call for a People's Vote in 2016 - and we haven't stopped fighting for it, nearly 3 years later. We want Britain to remain in the EU because it's best for our economy, our public services and best for the environment.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson at a market stall
    Article: May 9, 2019

    It's Love Your Local Market weekend in Bedford town centre this weekend, on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May, and Mayor Dave Hodgson is encouraging everyone to go along and support their markets this weekend and throughout the year.

    On Saturday, there will be lots on for the kids with free face painting from 10-4pm and free balloon modelling from 12.30pm-4.30pm. In addition, Gumbles Amusements will be back in Harpur Square with children's inflatables and rides.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson with the Solar Panels on Borough Hall
    Article: May 8, 2019

    Mayor Dave Hodgson has announced the creation of the Bedford Borough Council Climate Change Committee, which will work on a cross-party basis to maintain and accelerate the Council's remarkable progress in tackling climate change.

    Mayor Dave, who was re-elected last week for a fourth term, will invite representatives from all political groups on the council to join the new Executive Committee as non-Executive members. The move will help ensure those of all parties and of none can contribute to ongoing work on this priority area for the Council.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson at a market stall
    Article: May 7, 2019

    Celebrate Love Your Local Market weekend in Bedford town centre!

    On Saturday 11th May, there will be lots on for the kids with free face painting from 10-4pm and free balloon modelling from 12.30pm-4.30pm. In addition, Gumbles Amusements will be back in Harpur Square with children's inflatables and rides.

  • Climate change
    Article: May 6, 2019

    Responding to the expected announcement that the Climate Change Committee has recommended 2050 as the date the UK becomes a net-zero greenhouse gas emitter, Liberal Democrat Climate Change Spokesperson Wera Hobhouse said "This report tells us the very minimum we need to do to cut our greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero, but this Tory Government must be more ambitious. We have a responsibility as a country in the face of a climate emergency facing the entire world. We saw only last week that some in the cabinet are refusing to say they accept the scientific consensus on climate change which is incredibly alarming. Liberal Democrats demand better. Climate change is scientific fact, not an opinion to be debate - that time has passed. That's why Liberal Democrats are calling on a net-zero target of 2045. This will focus minds and make the United Kingdom a world leader in cutting emissions, while also taking responsibility for the damage our country has caused over the last century."

    Former Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey said "Climate change should be at the heart of Government - as Liberal Democrats successfully worked for during the Coalition. Climate action by Liberal Democrat ministers saw a huge expansion in renewable power, the setting up of the Green Investment Bank and Britain leading key international climate negotiations at the EU and UN, winning new more ambitious targets. In contrast, the Tory record by themselves since 2015 has been appalling: scrapping our zero carbon homes law, dramatically slowing down green energy investment, privatising of the Green Investment Bank and refocusing of energy policy away from renewables on to fracking and nuclear. Liberal Democrats would declare a climate crisis and introduce a radical new programme to decarbonise capitalism, forcing investments to consider climate risk, shifting them into clean, green technologies."

  • Bedford Borough Liberal Democrats celebrate the 2019 Mayoral and Councillor election results
    Article: May 5, 2019

    Mayor Dave Hodgson has been re-elected as Mayor of Bedford Borough, for a further four year term. His victory with an increased percentage of the vote was also reflected in an excellent result for The Liberal Democrats, who won seats from Labour and the Conservatives and, with 6 gains, are now the largest party on the council.

  • The Higgins Bedford
    Article: May 3, 2019

    As part of the exhibition, 'Pride Inspiration Hope' The Journey From Bunyan to the Brickworks, The Higgins Bedford will host a variety of accompanying events and talks based on exploring the journeys of pride, inspiration and hope made by John Bunyan, alongside those who came to Bedford after the Second World War to work at the Brickworks. These events take place during May.