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    June 2004
    Local Elections: Bedford
    Butterfly Bridge
    Butterfly Bridge in Bedford

    Elections took place for a third of the council in Bedford Borough.

    Labour bucked the national trend in Bedford by gaining 3 seats.
    However the council remains in No Overall Control.



    Local Elections 2004 index page




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    St Albans

    Stevenage Borough

    Three Rivers


    Welwyn Hatfield


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    Bedford Borough Council

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    Council History:
    1973-NOC; 1976-CON; 1979-CON; 1983-CON; 1984-CON; 1986-NOC; 1987-NOC; 1988-NOC; 1990-NOC; 1991-NOC; 1992-NOC; 1994-NOC; 1995-NOC; 1996-NOC; 1998-NOC; 1999-NOC; 2000-NOC

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    With the emergence of so many other parties in Bedford, it was always going to be hard for any one party to gain a majority. The Conservatives remain the largest group on the council, with both Labour and the Lib Dems not far behind.

    Mayor Frank Branston will be disappointed with the performance of his Better Bedford party - they suffered 2 losses.

    It means the current make up of the council is:-
    Con - 16, Lab - 15, Lib Dem - 13, IND - 10


    Brickhill | Bromham | Castle | Cauldwell | Clapham | De Parys | Eastcotts | Goldington | Great Barford | Harpur | Kempston East | Kempston North | Kempston South | Kingbrook | Newnham | Putnoe| Queens Park | Wootton |


    (* denotes the current holder)

    Brickhill Rebecca Chowdry Lab 211
    Mark Fitzpatrick Brickhill Lib Dem Focus Team 1377
    Andrew McConnell Brickhill Conservative Community Action Team* 1584
    Nicholas Pape Assn Beds Citizens 117
    Bromham James Ashby Conservative* 1582
    Yanina Jones Labour 248
    Stelio Mores Bromham Lib Dem Focus Team 432
    Sarah Taylor Assn Beds Citizens 122
    Castle Jane Caldwell Labour 624
    Peter Chiswell Better Bedford Independent* 1127
    Glen Farrar Assn of Beds Citizens 105
    Sarah Keyworth Green


    Pierrette Lob-Levyt Castle Lib Dem Focus Team 324
    Michael Williams Castle Conservative Community Action Team 303
    Cauldwell Janet Bartram Assn of Beds Citizens 153
    Barry Bentham Cauldwell Lib Dem Focus Team 327
    Randolph Charles Labour* 937
    Katherine Stacey Cauldwell Con Community Action Team 393
    Clapham Terence Carroll Labour 230
    Paul Dempsey Assn Of Beds Citizens 66
    Mollie Foster Independent* 603
    Stephen Lawson Clapham Lib Dem Focus Team 202
    Frederick Sparrow Conservative 525
    De Parys Deba Chaudhary Assn of Beds Citizens 36
    Michael Mawson Better Bedford Independent 178
    Marilyn Leask Labour 140
    Tarsem Paul Conservative 748
    John Ryan Lib Dem* 648
    Eastcotts Paul Checuti Conservative 267
    Franca Garrick Labour 47
    Christine McHugh Eastcotts Lib Dem Focus Team* 569
    Vivian Suter Assn Of Beds Citizens 42
    Goldington Francesca Adriano Assn Of Beds Citizens 33
    Dick Bruere The Consensus 16
    Alan Cassan Conservative 303
    Timothy Caswell Labour 313
    Patrick Naughton Better Bedford Independent* 661
    Philip Merryman Lib Dem 1076
    Great Barford Pauline Curl Labour 212
    Robert Harrison Conservative* 1152
    Rita Robinson Assn Of Beds Citizens 144
    Paul Stekelis Great Barford Lib Dem Focus Team 296
    Harpur Coleen Atkins Labour 889
    Brian Dillingham Harpur Conservative Community Action Team* 638
    Jennifer Foley Green 113
    Brian Gibbons Assn Of Beds Citizens 32
    Melanie Whitehead Harpur Lib Dem Focus Team 177
    Alberto Thomas Better Bedford Independent 285
    Kempston East David Lewis Labour 707
    Joan Slater Kempston East Lib Dem Focus Team 161
    Mary Stupple Better Bedford Independent* 281
    Janet Suter Assn Of Beds Citizens 50
    Eileen Whitmore Kempston Conservative Community Action Team 454
    Kempston North Andrew Gerard Kempston North Lib Dem Focus Team 161
    Ray Oliver Labour 611
    Christine Richards Assn Of Beds Citizens* 48
    Gurminder Singh Better Bedford Independent 136
    Mark Smith Kempston North Lib Dem Focus Team 456
    Kempston South Timothy Hill Kempston South Lib Dem Focus Team 348
    William Hunt Labour* 804
    Barbarra Lowden-Smith Assn Of Beds Citizens 193
    Jagdish Singh Kempston Conservative Community Action Team 437
    Kingbrook Dave Hodgson Kingsbrook Lib Dem Focus Team* 1067
    Elizabeth Luder Labour 551
    Barbara Pubrick Kingsbrook Conservative Community Action Team 280
    Charlene Tillotson Assn Of Beds Citizens 138
    Newnham Colin Crane Conservative Community Action Team 461
    Edward Davey Better Bedford Independent 340
    Chris Davies Green 52
    June McDonald Labour 203
    Betty Stapleton Assn Of Beds Citizens* 27
    Paul Whitehead Newnham Lib Dem Focus Team 465
    Putnoe Mark Adkin UK Ind Party 523
    Peter Allen Putnoe Conservative Community Action Team 814
    Charan Singh Labour 211
    Robert Wane Assn Of Beds Citizens 105
    Linda Weerasirie Lib Dem* 1277
    Queens Park Neal Bath Queens Park Lib Dem Focus Team 348
    Muhammad Siddiq (Snr) Khan Labour* 1078
    Atul Sikand Queens Park Conservative Community Action Team 304
    Roland Warder Assn Of Beds Citizens 138
    Wootton Adrien Beardmore Labour 154
    Stewart Lister Assn Of Beds Citizens 112
    Michael Murphy Lib Dem Focus Team 612
    John Tait Conservative* 789


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