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Mayor Announces New Cabinet

Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, has announced a new cross party Cabinet following the local elections earlier this month.

The 10 members of the Cabinet are responsible for making many of the Council’s decisions and now includes Councillors from the Liberal Democrat, Labour, Conservative and Independent Groups.

The full list of appointments to the Mayor’s Cabinet is as follows:

Mayor Dave Hodgson - Economic Development, Rural Affairs and Partnerships
Cllr Charles Royden  - Environment and Transport. Deputy Mayor
Cllr Colleen Atkins - Performance and External Relations
Cllr Michael Headley - Finance and Asset Management
Cllr Shan Hunt - Revenues and Benefits, Customer Services and ICT
Cllr Roger Rigby - Adult Services
Cllr Doug McMurdo - Leisure and Culture
Cllr Sarah Holland - Community and Regulatory Services
Cllr Sue Oliver - Children’s Social Care
Cllr David Sawyer – Education

Commenting, Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson said: “My first comment upon being re-elected was that I would work with everyone who has the Borough’s interests at heart, and I am delighted that all parties on the Council have responded positively to this.

“This is a very strong team, all of whom are committed to working together for Bedford Borough.  In these extremely tight financial times, which are due to get even tighter over the next few years for the Council, it is crucial that we all pull together to get the best for Bedford Borough.” 

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