Dave 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.
See more information about the Mayor's Executive
To make an appointment to attend one of the Mayor's surgeries, please contact the Mayor's Personal Assistant:
Contact the Mayor
If you would like to contact Dave, you can:
Write to him at:Borough Hall