Final recommendations published for Bedford Borough Council

The Commission has published its final recommendations for new electoral arrangements for Bedford Borough Council.

We are proposing that Bedford should be represented by 46 councillors in future. Our recommendations mean that those councillors should represent three three-councillor wards, twelve two-councillor wards, and thirteen single-councillor wards across the borough.

The Commission has now completed its review. We are extremely grateful to the people of Bedford who took the time and effort to send us their views. The Commission considered every piece of evidence it received before finalising these recommendations.

In the map below, you can explore our final recommendations (in red) and see how they have changed from the current arrangements (in blue) and the changes we have made as a result of our consultation on our original draft recommendations (in black) and our new draft recommendations (in purple).

You can also read the final recommendations report and find links to other useful information in the box at the bottom of this page.

Final recommendations

Review timescales

08/06/20 - 20/07/20

Consultation on new boundaries

11/05/21 - 05/07/21

Consultation on draft recommendations

07/09/21

Final recommendations published