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East of England Liberal Democrats

Standing Up for Bedford Borough – Mayor Dave Hodgson and the Lib Dems Launch Manifesto

March 20, 2019 1:51 PM
Originally published by Dave Hodgson - Mayor of Bedford Borough

Mayor Dave Hodgson, Cllr Bridget Smith and Bedford Borough Lib Dems at the 2019 Manifesto LaunchMayor Dave Hodgson has launched the 2019 Bedford Borough Liberal Democrat Manifesto with a pledge to Stand up for Bedford Borough and maintain their proven record of action.

The manifesto is headed 'Standing Up for Bedford Borough' and has four key themes:

The programme sets out how Mayor Dave and the Lib Dems will build on the remarkable record of action since Mayor Dave was first elected.

Employment growth has rapidly outstripped the regional and national rates; services and facilities such as Libraries, Children's Centres and Leisure Centres have all been saved despite government funding cuts and widespread closures elsewhere; and key projects such the final section of the Western Bypass and the Riverside Bedford regeneration scheme have been delivered.

At a manifesto launch event this week with the Liberal Democrat Leader of South Cambridgeshire Council Bridget Smith, Mayor Dave explained that the manifesto sets out how this record of progress will continue under each theme.

Commenting, Mayor Dave Hodgson said: "We've saved services facilities that have been lost elsewhere, protecting our communities from the government cuts to funding for services which have caused such misery elsewhere. This manifesto sets out how we will continue to do so, standing up for Bedford Borough and getting the best for residents in tough times.'

"Local residents know that Liberal Democrats work hard for them all year round. That's why they hear from them more often, and it's why we have saved frontline services, protected facilities such as libraries and children's centres and campaigned successfully in support of Bedford Hospital, for example.'

"The manifesto is a blueprint for achieving even more in the four years to come, on behalf of local residents in all communities right across Bedford Borough."

Commitments in the manifesto include:

You can read 'Standing Up for Bedford Borough' here.

The record of Mayor Dave Hodgson and Bedford Borough Liberal Democrats stands in stark contrast to that of nearby Conservative Councils, for example:

You can volunteer to help Mayor Dave Hodgson and the Liberal Democrats here: www.bedfordlibdems.org.uk/elections