Today is Polling Day!

December 12, 2019 7:00 AM
Originally published by Dave Hodgson - Mayor of Bedford Borough

ballot boxPolls are now open in for the General Election and will remain open until 10pm this evening.

Locally, the Liberal Democrats have three excellent candidates standing across Bedford Borough.

My colleague and portfolio holder for town centres Henry Vann is standing in Bedford and Kempston Constituency.

Daniel Norton is standing in North East Bedfordshire.

Rachel McGann is standing in Mid Bedfordshire.

This election is crucial to the future of our country. The Liberal Democrats nationally are campaigning to:

  • Tackle the Climate Emergency by generating 80% of our electricity from renewables by 2030 and insulating all low-income homes by 2025.
  • Build a Fairer Economy by providing free childcare from 9 months and giving every adult £10,000 to spend on skills & training throughout their lives.
  • Give every child the best start in life by recruiting 20,000 more teachers as part of an extra £10 billion a year for schools.
  • Transform our mental health services by treating mental health with the same urgency as physical health.
  • Stop Brexit and invest the £50 billion Remain Bonus in public services and tackling inequality.

You can read more about the Liberal Democrats Plan here.

You can find out where your polling station is here.

Once you have voted, you can let us know here.