Political control of Central Bedfordshire Council

Councillor Adam Zerny was elected as the new Leader of Central Bedfordshire at the first full Council meeting since the local elections on 4 May. This was held on Thursday, 25 May 2023. You can view a full webcast of this meeting.

The membership of the Executive and designation of responsibilities are determined by the Leader of the Council, and are as follows:

During the meeting it was also confirmed that Councillor Richard Wenham continues as leader of the Conservative group, Councillor Shaun Roberts would lead the Liberal Democrat group, Councillor Matthew Brennan would be the leader of the Labour group on the Council.

Elections - 4 May 2023

Voters across Central Bedfordshire elected a new Council made up of:

Update - 13 June 2023

Councillor Steve Owen is now an Independent Councillor for Leighton Linslade West, having been elected as a Liberal Democrat Councillor.

The Council is now made up of:

Previous administration

The previous administration was made up of 38 Conservatives (with one vacancy), 16 Independent councillors, three Liberal Democrats and one Labour councillor, so today’s (5 May) result means that no group has overall control of the Council.

The declaration of results at Central Bedfordshire Council’s headquarters in Priory House, Chicksands, followed an election which saw 240 candidates standing for 63 seats across the 31 wards.

View the full election results