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Mayor of Bedford Borough

Mayor Dave HodgsonDave Hodgson MBE is the Elected Mayor and leader of Bedford Borough Council.

He is a Liberal Democrat, and was first elected Mayor in October 2009. 

He was re-elected in May 2011 and 2015, and his current term of office as Mayor is until May 2019. Prior to his election as Mayor, he served on Bedford Borough Council as Councillor for the Kingsbrook Ward from 2002.

Bedford Borough Council is one of 16 councils in the country to have a directly elected Mayor. Unlike traditional ceremonial mayors, directly elected mayors have wide decision-making powers and Mayor Dave provides the political leadership of the Council as well as being the Borough’s First Citizen.

He appoints Councillors to his Executive, and is responsible for the majority of Council services.

As Mayor, he represents Bedford Borough on a local, regional and national basis. 

See the Council Constitution for full information on Council decision making and responsibilities. 

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See more information about the Mayor's Executive

Mayor’s surgeries

To make an appointment to attend one of the Mayor's surgeries, please contact the Mayor's Personal Assistant:

Email Denise Malone

01234 718620

Contact the Mayor

If you would like to contact Dave, you can:

Email the Mayor 

01234 718620

Write to him at:

Borough Hall
Cauldwell Street
Bedford
MK42 9AP