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.
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.
Our recommendations for new electoral and boundary arrangements were published on 31 August 2021.
Most recent and previous reviews are held on the UK Government Web Archive.