Thursday, September 03, 2009
Do You fancy Being Mayor of Bedford?
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On September 14th, the Conservatives are using an Open Primary to selected a mayoral candidate in Bedford. A mayoral by election has been caused by the sad death of the previous incumbent, Frank Branston. The contest is particularly significant as it will be the biggest electoral test for the three main parties between now and the election. Anyone in the Bedford area is eligible to stand. Bedford itself is a key Labour-Conservative marginal, so there will be more interest than usual.
And I, dear reader, have the pleasant task of grilling the shortlisted candidates at the Open Primary. I'm rather looking forward to doing it!
So if you live in or around Bedford and fancy your chances, the details of how to apply are listed on the advert above, which has appeared in local papers there.