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Electoral Review

Bedford Borough Review of Warding Arrangements

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England published its decisions on the future Warding Arrangements for the Borough of Bedford in October 2010. The necessary Order to bring those changes into effect were adopted by Parliament on 28 January 2011.  They came into force for the elections on 5 May 2011.

For more information on the process of the review, including a summary of the Commission's report as well as maps, please click here to see the relevant page on the Local Government Boundary Commission for England's website.

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Previous stages of the Electoral Review

In July 2010 Bedford Borough Council issued its response to the Local Government Boundary Commission for England’s Draft Recommendations detailed below.

To view the Council’s submission, please follow the link below:

Council's Response to the LGBCE's Draft Recommendations

The Council also submitted the document below with its submission:

Representations from Parish Councils and Residents

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The Local Government Boundary Commission for England, formerly the Boundary Committee for England, has issued draft recommendations for the review of ward boundaries within the Borough of Bedford which started in August 2009.

 

These recommendations are based on the acceptance by the LGBCE for the Council to have 40 elected Councillors; allocated as 20 Councillors for Bedford Town, 5 Councillors for Kempston Town and 15 Councillors for the rural areas of the Borough.

 

The view the draft recommendations, please follow the link below:

Draft recommendations from the Local Government Boundary Commission for England for Bedford

Prior to this stage of the electoral review, the Borough Council submitted the following in support of its proposals on the overall number of Councillors to represent the Borough and on the Warding Arrangements.

 

Bedford Borough Council's submission to the Boundary Committee concerning Council size can be viewed below: 

Submission on Council Size for Electoral Review of Bedford Borough Council

 

Bedford Borough Council's submission to the Boundary Committee concerning Warding Arrangements can be viewed below: 

Submission on Warding Arrangements for Electoral Review of Bedford Borough Council

 

The Council also submitted the document below with its submissions:

Representations from Parish Councils

 

For further information about the electoral review visit:

http://www.lgbce.org.uk/current-reviews/eastern/bedfordshire

Background Information

 

Below are details of the electorate following the Annual Canvass in 2008 for each existing Borough Ward and Parish in the Borough.  In addition to the overall Borough Ward and Parish electorate there are details of the constituent Polling Districts and Parishes (and if relevant Parish Wards).  This information has been provided to the Boundary Committee for England and will be used by the Borough Council in the process of establishing appropriate ward arrangements for the future.  Five year projections from the figures shown can be viewed below and also have been presented to the Boundary Committee.  Apart from the Boundary Committee and the Council, anyone else is free to use the information below.

Existing Electoral Arrangements

Parish Electoral Arrangements

Polling Districts Five-year Projections

 

Current Ward and Polling District Maps for Bedford Borough

Brickhill

Bromham

Carlton

Castle

Cauldwell

Clapham

De Parys

Eastcotts

Goldington

Great Barford

Harpur

Harrold

Kempston East

Kempston North

Kempston South

Kingsbrook

Newnham

Oakley

Putnoe

Queens Park

Riseley

Roxton

Sharnbrook

Turvey

Wilshamstead

Wootton

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In this section find out about the makeup of Bedford Borough Council and who your local Councillors are. You can also find out how to register for elections, submit FOI enquiries and more.

 


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