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    • Ed Maxfield
      Article: Oct 23, 2019

      Ed Maxfield's comment on the publication of the House of Commons Education Select Committee report into Special Educational Needs and Disabilities:

      "Politicians have spent three years fiddling over Brexit while special needs education has been engulfed in flames.

      "The crisis has been plain to see for anyone involved in education in Norfolk. Delays in completion of EHCPs, parents forced to challenge decisions, worries about schools 'off-rolling' pupils to avoid the cost of providing support.

    • Bedford Christmas Fair and Lights Switch On
      Article: Oct 23, 2019

      Bedford town centre will be alive with Christmas loveliness as it hosts its all new Christmas Fair on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th of November.

      Between 10am - 5pm kick start your Christmas celebrations and special gift purchases from an array of beautifully hand crafted items designed to offer the all-important personalised touch whilst supporting your local businesses and the town centre. Indulge in a mulled cider/wine or perhaps a German sausage or two as Harpur Square and the surrounding areas will be filled with have over 30 stalls of unique gifts, & crafts, sweets and treats.

    • Article: Oct 23, 2019

      Download the manifestos

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      Voting for the federal board election will open at 9 a.m. on 29th October 2019. You can find out more about all the internal elections here: www.libdems.org.uk/internal-elections

      A note on the manifestos: The order in which candidates' manifestos appear was generated at random using the =RAND() Excel function. The document contains all the manifestos that were correctly supplied by the deadline for candidates supplied by the Returning Officer.

    • The One Show comes to Bedford for Children in Need
      Article: Oct 22, 2019

      The One Show will be stopping off in Bedford as the team travels across the UK for this year's Rickshaw Challenge for Children in Need.

      A team of six young people, all of whom have been supported by BBC Children in Need-funded projects, will be joined by The One Show's Matt Baker on the eight-day challenge as they take on a 400 mile route, starting in Holyhead in Anglesey, Wales on Friday 8 November.

    • Tom Brake
      Article: Oct 22, 2019

      The Liberal Democrats have demanded that the public must have the final say on Brexit, following the release of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill.

      Responding to the release the bill, Liberal Democrat Shadow Brexit Secretary Tom Brake said: "The Tory Brexit plan would hurt jobs, the environment and vital public services including the NHS. The Conservative government is trying to crash this Bill through Parliament before anyone realises just how bad it is.'

    • Mayor Dave Hodgson being Interviewed for TV in Bedford Town Centre
      Article: Oct 21, 2019

      A ballot of local businesses in the town centre has backed the renewal of the Bedford Business Improvement District (BID) for a further five years.

      Business ratepayers in Bedford with a business of the required rateable value to be eligible to vote were issued with a postal ballot to say whether or not they supported the renewal of the BID.

    • Article: Oct 21, 2019

      Download the manifestos

      It appears your Web browser is not configured to display PDF files. Please click here.

      Voting for the federal board election will open at 9 a.m. on 29th October 2019. You can find out more about all the internal elections here: www.libdems.org.uk/internal-elections

      A note on the manifestos: The order in which candidates' manifestos appear was generated at random using the =RAND() Excel function. The document contains all the manifestos that were correctly supplied by the deadline for candidates supplied by the Returning Officer.

    • Silver Street in Bedford Town Centre on a Busy Shopping Day
      Article: Oct 21, 2019

      A ballot of local businesses in the town centre has backed the renewal of the Bedford Business Improvement District (BID) for a further five years.

      Business ratepayers in Bedford with a business of the required rateable value to be eligible to vote were issued with a postal ballot to say whether or not they supported the renewal of the BID.

    • Dave Thomas - Norwic North PPC
      Article: Oct 20, 2019

      We are very pleased to introduce Dave Thomas as the new PPC for Norwich North Constituency.



      Dave is a hardworking local councillor and a valuable asset to the party. We know he will be a fine candidate for our area.

      You can read more about Dave in his interview with the EDP and follow the links below for updates.