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Mayoral Election Results 2009

                                                                        BEDFORD BOROUGH COUNCIL

MAYORAL ELECTION


STATEMENT AS TO FIRST PREFERENCE VOTES


Date of Election: 15 October 2009

The Returning Officer for the Mayoral Election held on 15 October 2009 in the Borough of Bedford, STATED that at the counting of the first preference votes, there were:-

 

First Preference Votes

Results

 1          AKHTAR, Parvez 

9,105

 2          BAGCHI, Apu

7,631

 3          HARE, Tony     

4,316

 4          HODGSON, Dave 

9,428

 5          ROBINSON-MORLEY, Eve        

1,183

 6          VALENTINE, James  

3,482

                                                                                                             

 

The Returning Officer declared that as no candidate has an overall majority of first preference votes the two highest scoring candidates, namely Parvez Akhtar and Dave Hodgson will remain in the contest and the second preference votes cast on the other valid ballot papers will be examined.  Any second choice votes cast for Parvez Akhtar or Dave Hodgson will be allocated to those candidates.  (51(3)(b))

 


    STATEMENT AS TO FIRST AND SECOND PREFERENCE VOTES


Date of Election: 15 October 2009

The Returning Officer for the Mayoral Election held on 15 October 2009 in the Borough of Bedford, stated that after the count of second preference votes, the number of votes recorded for each remaining candidate was as follows:

 

         
   

First

Preference

votes

(53(2)(a))

Second

Preference

votes for

candidates

remaining

after the

count of first

preference

votes

(53(2)(b))

Total number

of votes for Candidates

remaining

after the

count of

second

preference

votes

(53(2)(c))
         

1

AKHTAR, Parvez

9,105

2,438 11,543
         

4

HODGSON, Dave

9,428

4,127 13,555
         

 

And he declared that the said Dave Hodgson was duly elected Mayor for the Borough of Bedford.  (54(1))

 

Dated: 16 October 2009

 

                                                                                            Philip Simpkins

                                                                                            Returning Officer

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