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New Speaker

RANDOLPH CHARLES ELECTED AS NEW COUNCIL SPEAKER

Councillor Randolph Charles has been elected as the new Speaker of Bedford Borough Council.

 

At the Annual Council Meeting, on 7th May, Cllr Charles was elected to succeed Councillor Mark Smith.

 

The Speaker of the Council is a sitting Councillor elected to the office for a period of one year by Members of the Council at their Annual Meeting.  The Speaker also represents the Council on formal occasions and at external functions.  As one of the principal members of the Council’s Civic Team, the Speaker attends a large number of events during the year including church services and religious festivals, graduation ceremonies, fetes, sporting events and concerts and major civic events.

 

Councillor Charles commented: “I am delighted to be elected as Speaker for Bedford Borough Council and I hope I can perform the role to the best of my abilities, fairly and impartially. Congratulations to Cllr Smith, who has done an excellent job for the past year.”

 

Councillor Charles has represented residents in Bedford Borough as an elected member of Cauldwell Ward since May 1999. His involvement in the local community includes being Chair of the Independent Advisory Group to Bedfordshire police, and a Non -Executive Director for South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust. Cllr Charles also chairs the Environment & Sustainable Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee of the Council. 

 

Cllr Charles added: “I will continue to work hard to represent the residents of Cauldwell and I look forward to taking on the extra role of Speaker for the coming year.”

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