Houghton Regis & Central Bedfordshire Election Results 2019

Voters across Central Bedfordshire have elected a new council made up of 41 Conservative councillors, 13 Independents, three Liberal Democrats, one Labour councillor and one UK Independence Party councillor. 

The previous CBC administration was made up of 52 Conservatives, four Independent councillors, two Labour councillors and one Liberal Democrat.

The declaration of results at Central Bedfordshire Council’s headquarters in Priory House, Chicksands, followed an election which saw 201 candidates standing for 59 seats.

Susan Goodchild, Yvonne Farrell, Toni Ryan, Pat Hamill - CBC councillors for 2019-2023
Here in Houghton Regis, Toni Ryan retained her seat for Labour in Parkside, Susan Goodchild retained her seat for the Liberal Democrats in Houghton Hall and is joined by fellow Liberal Democrat Yvonne Farrell, while Pat Hamill took Tithe Farm for UKIP.

Central Bedfordshire Council’s Chief Executive and Returning Officer, Richard Carr, welcomed the new Council. He said: "As well as congratulating our newly elected Members, I would also like to thank the hundreds of polling and count staff who have supported these elections. Our elections team have done a fantastic job."

Announcements about which councillors will take up different positions on Central Bedfordshire Council, including appointments to the Executive and the role of Council Chairman, will be made at the Annual Meeting, which will take place at Priory House on Thursday, 16 May, starting at 6.30pm.

Counting also took place yesterday (3 May) for town and parish councils in many areas across Central Bedfordshire. Of those, 67 were uncontested.

The elected Councillors for Houghton Regis Town are:
David Abbott, Conservative, Tithe Farm
Jimmy Carroll, Independent - Parkside
Clare Copleston, Labour Party - Parkside
Don Dixon-Wilkinson, Labour Party - Parkside
Yvonne Farrell, Liberal Democrat - Houghton Hall
Susan Goodchild, Liberal Democrat - Houghton Hall
David Jones, Liberal Democrat - Houghton Hall
Martin Kennedy, Labour Party- Tithe Farm
Tracey McMahon, Independent - Tithe Farm
Ray Morgan, Liberal Democrat - Houghton Hall
Susan Thorne, Liberal Democrat - Houghton Hall
Abby Slough, Labour Party - Tithe Farm
Ken Wattingham, Liberal Democrat - Houghton Hall
Tim Welch, Labour Party - Parkside

For the full election results for Central Bedfordshire, visit www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/cbcresults

For the full election results for town and Parish councils,