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Civic and Ceremonial

The first known reference to a Mayor of Bedford is in 1264, when the Mayor and Bailiffs (un-named) are mentioned in the Close Roll. Before the Municipal Corporations Act, 1835, the Mayor of Bedford came into office on 29th September. The first Mayor of the reformed Corporation came into office on 1st January, 1836, and subsequent Mayors on 9th November. In consequence of the Local Government Act, 1948, and the Local Government Act, 1972, the Mayors from 1949 onwards came into office on a day in May.

 

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