Mayor of Bedford Borough

Tom Wootton

Tom Wootton is the Elected Mayor and leader of Bedford Borough Council.

He is a Conservative and was elected Mayor on 4 May 2023. 

Prior to his election as Mayor, he served on Bedford Borough Council as Councillor for the Wyboston ward. 

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 provide the political leadership of the Council.

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. 

Contact the Mayor

If you would like to contact Tom, you can:

Email him at:

Tel: 01234 718800

Write to him at:

Borough Hall
Cauldwell Street
MK42 9AP