By-elections took place on Thursday last week to elect Councillors to serve on Central Bedfordshire Council.
Mark Liddiard, Conservative, was elected to serve Shefford polling 1325. The Liberal Democrats came second; Annabel Woolmer polled 499. Mark Liddiard replaces Lewis Birt who died in February [obit.].
Steven Watkins, Conservative, was elected to serve Biggleswade North polling 704. Independent candidate Bernard Rix was second polling 541. Steven Watkins replaces Maurice Jones who resigned.
The wins for the Conservatives mean that the party once again has 53 of the 59 councillors representing Central Bedfordshire. The others are Independent (3), Labour (2), Liberal Democrat (1). Three of the opposition councillors represent wards in Houghton Regis.