A review of the number of councillors, wards and ward names for Bedford Borough Council

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Effective date

New arrangements apply to elections after this date.

Dates: 19 Jan 2022 - 14 Mar 2022

Previous stages

Our recommendations for new electoral and boundary arrangements.

Dates: 31 Aug 2021 - 31 Aug 2021

We review the electoral and boundary arrangements of councils to make sure they are fair. Our reviews include at least two rounds of public consultation before we make recommendations for change. 

We have carried out an electoral review of Bedford because the number of electors per councillor varies a lot across the council.

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Effective date

The Bedford (Electoral Changes) Order 2022 was made on 14 March 2022. 

Officers within the council will now make sure the new arrangements are in place for elections held in May 2023.

Previous stages

Final report

Our recommendations for new electoral and boundary arrangements were published on 31 August 2021.

Previous Reviews

Most recent and previous reviews are held on the UK Government Web Archive.

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