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Local elections 2019

Elections took place in Bedford Borough on Thursday 2 May 2019 for:

  • Mayor of Bedford Borough
  • Borough Councillors
  • Parish Councils

The results are displayed below in PDF format.

Mayoral election 

Mayoral election result 

Borough Council election results

Bromham and Biddenham
De Parys
Elstow and Stewartby
Great Barford
Kempston Central and East
Kempston North
Kempston Rural
Kempston South
Kempston West
Queens Park

Parish elections

Brickhill Parish - East Ward
Dean and Shelton Parish - Lower Dean Ward
Great Barford Parish
Kempston Parish - Central and East Ward
Pavenham Parish

Borough Council elections

Bedford Borough Council has 40 elected Borough Councillors each representing 1 of 27 Wards within the Bedford Borough area. 

Electors vote for the candidates who are standing for the Ward where they are registered to vote. Details of the Wards and the elections of Councillors are available here.

Instructions will be provided in the polling station but for Wards with only one Councillor vote only once by putting a cross [X] in the box next to your choice.

For Wards with two Councillors vote for no more than two candidates by putting a cross [X] in the box next to each of your choices.

Local Mayoral election

Mayoral elections in the UK use the Supplementary Vote (SV) system. Under SV, voters select their first and second choices from the list of candidates.

Vote by putting a cross [X] in the box in column 1 next to your first choice candidate and in column 2 next to your second choice candidate.

Your first and second choices should be different. 

Bedford Borough Council is one of 16 councils in the country to have a directly elected Mayor.

Parish Council elections

Parish Council elections are held every four years, and coincide with both the Mayoral and Borough Council Elections. 

Parish Councils primarily comprise of the villages in the area, but can also be large areas such as Brickhill and Kempston Town.

Where there is a Parish Council election ballot papers will explain how many candidates you can vote for.

Vote by putting a cross [X] in the box next to each of your choices.

Further information about elections

Please contact the Electoral Registration Team if you have any questions about the elections.

Tel: 01234 718078