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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

  • Freeze Fares - Dave Hodgson, Christine McHugh, Tim Caswell, Wendy Rider, Jake Sampson and Hilde Hendrickx
    Article: Nov 30, 2018

    It has been announced today that rail fares will increase by 3.1% in January.

    Bedford Borough Liberal Democrats are opposing this rise and have been calling for a fares to be frozen, you can sign and share our petition calling to freeze fares here: www.bedfordlibdems.org.uk/freezefares

    This is even more important to commuters locally, considering the problems faced by rail users in Bedford Borough which include:

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson at Bedford SoupFest
    Article: Nov 29, 2018

    Mayor Dave Hodgson has congratulated everyone involved following another successful SoupFest event to raise money in support of the homeless locally.

    Mayor Dave visited the event, which took place on Tuesday 27th November, at lunchtime as large crowds enjoyed the soup and the entertainment on offer. He talked to volunteers and also spoke live on air with in2beats radio station, who were broadcasting live from Harpur Square. You can see a selection of photos he has posted on his Facebook page, where he commented:

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson with his Bedfordshire Day Lunch of a Bedfordshire Clanger and Piece of Chocoalate Toothpaste
    Article: Nov 28, 2018

    Mayor Dave Hodgson has wished everyone a Happy Bedfordshire Day, and declared that he is 'proud of Bedfordshire and proud that Bedford is the county town.' The Bedfordshire flag has been flying from Borough Hall all day and, at Mayor Dave's suggestion, the staff canteen has been serving Bedfordshire Clangers and Chocolate Toothpaste!

  • Flu Safe logo
    Article: Nov 27, 2018

    Bedford Borough Council is urging its residents aged 65 and over to take up their free NHS flu vaccination before winter sets in.

    The last batches of the vaccine were delivered to GPs and pharmacies across the country this week ahead of the flu season, which usually starts in December.

    8,524 older people across Bedford Borough didn't take up their jab last year, despite being most vulnerable to flu's effects. Many of those will have caught the virus and needed NHS treatment as a result.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson by the River in Bedford
    Article: Nov 26, 2018

    Following the resignation of HEART Multi Academy Trust (MAT) Chief Executive Clare Smith, Mayor Dave Hodgson has said that the changes at the top of the organisation are indicative of the severe problems both with their now-halted proposals for Cauldwell, Shackleton and Shortstown Primary Schools and with the way HEART sought to impose them.

  • christmas draw
    Article: Nov 25, 2018
    Christmas is coming... It's just one months away now

    There is still time to take part in the Liberal Democrat Christmas Raffle. The top prize is a £2,000 holiday voucher, that is just one of thirty prizes available.

    You can buy your ticket for just a £1 here.
  • Mayor Dave Hodgson being Interviewed for TV in Bedford Town Centre
    Article: Nov 24, 2018

    Bedford Town Centre's record of bucking the trend in the face of the crisis for UK High Streets was the focus of a report on BBC Look East last night. In his introductino, the newsreader declares that Bedford is 'the High Street fighting back against out-of-town stores and the internet'. The report includes the facts and figures which illustrate how Bedford has increased footfall in contrast to the national trend of falling numbers of visitors to high streets, and features comments from Mayor Dave Hodgson, seen here during his interview in The Arcade.

  • Green Lib Dems on Climate Change March 2015 (Steve.Bolter@greenlibdems.org.uk)
    Article: Nov 23, 2018

    Reacting to news that climate-changing gases in the atmosphere have reached a new high, former Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey said "Climate change comes not just with an environmental cost, but a human cost. Unless we act now, the destruction could be unparalleled."