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Daniel Norton Marching to Stop Brexit

Henry Vann

You can keep up to date with our general election candidates Henry Vann for Bedford & Kempston, Daniel Norton for North East Bedfordshire and Rachel McGann for Mid Bedfordshire. If you can offer to help their campaigns please email help@bedfordlibdems.org.uk, call 0333 011 9964 or click here.

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

  • Bedford Christmas Fair and Lights Switch On
    Article: Nov 3, 2019

    Bedford town centre will be alive with Christmas loveliness as it hosts its all new Christmas Fair on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th of November.

    Between 10am - 5pm kick start your Christmas celebrations and special gift purchases from an array of beautifully hand crafted items designed to offer the all-important personalised touch whilst supporting your local businesses and the town centre. Indulge in a mulled cider/wine or perhaps a German sausage or two as Harpur Square and the surrounding areas will be filled with have over 30 stalls of unique gifts, & crafts, sweets and treats.

  • Chuka Umunna MP
    Article: Nov 2, 2019

    Following Donald Trump's interview on LBC this week in which he endorsed Boris Johnson, Liberal Democrat shadow Foreign Secretary Chuka Umunna said:

    "Donald Trump is unfit to hold the office of President of the United States. Boris Johnson is unfit to be Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

    "This endorsement is yet another example of the cuddly relationship between the two men. As the saying goes, you can tell a lot about a person by the company they keep.

    "Trump is a bully, a misogynist and a racist. Yet the Conservatives have fawned to secure a post-Brexit trade deal with him. A trade deal that would threaten food standards and our precious NHS.

    "Liberal Democrats will continue to stand up to regressive politics and will continue to fight to stop Brexit and build a brighter future."


  • poppy
    Article: Nov 1, 2019

    Remembrance events will be taking place across Bedford Borough prior to and on Armistice Day on 11th November. Events begin this weekend, with the the Bedford Pipe Band Highlander Division Service of Remembrance taking place at Foster Hill Road Cemetery on Sunday 3rd November.

    In addition to opportunities to donate and pick up a poppy at numerous sites across the Borough, there is also is also a poppy stand back in the Harpur Centre, where in addition to poppies you can purchase memorabilia, and of course donate. See more here.

  • Rachel McGann
    Article: Oct 31, 2019

    Rachel McGann will contest the Mid Bedfordshire consitituency for the Liberal Democrats in the forthcoming General Election.

    Rachel lives in Arlesey, Bedfordshire with her husband and three children. After reading African Studies at Birmingham University, she became a software engineer, working in IT. After taking a career break to spend time raising her family, Racehl retrained to become a primary school teacher.

  • Henry Vann
    Article: Oct 30, 2019

    Parking charges are set to be frozen once again for 2020, in a major boost for Bedford Town Centre.

    At its meeting tonight (Wednesday), Mayor Dave Hodgson's Cabinet is also set to confirm the retention of the full array of free parking deals across Council car parks. This includes the flagship 2 free hours on Saturdays in Bedford town centre.

  • Your Vote Matters
    Article: Oct 29, 2019

    With parliament set to confirm a general election before Christmas, Bedford Borough Liberal Democrats are encouraging people to make sure they are registered to vote.

    Commenting on Twitter earlier today, Mayor Dave Hodgson said: "With all the talk in Westminster being about a December General Election, make sure you have can have your say. You can register to vote at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote"

  • Bedford International Athletics Stadium
    Article: Oct 28, 2019

    Nominations for the Bedford Sports Awards 2019 are now open.

    The Bedford Sports Awards recognises local sporting greatness alongside the schools, clubs, organisations and volunteers who do incredible work to make our fantastic sporting community what it is.

    The eleven categories are:

    - Adult Personality of the Year

  • Article: Oct 27, 2019

    Today, we join Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist and Jain communities to celebrate Diwali.

    Across the country, streets will come alive with dazzling light displays and homes will be adorned with extravagant decorations, all to mark the festival of lights.

    As families and loved ones gather to celebrate the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness, let us all hold on to Diwali's central message of joy, community and new beginnings. Our country's strength lies in the rich diversity of its people and it is our duty to create an environment where people of all faiths, beliefs and worldviews are welcomed and embraced.