List of electoral wards in Bedfordshire

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This is a list of electoral divisions and wards in the ceremonial county of Bedfordshire in South East England. All changes since the re-organisation of local government following the passing of the Local Government Act 1972 are shown. The number of councillors elected for each electoral division or ward is shown in brackets.

Unitary authority councils[edit]

Bedford[edit]

Wards from 1 April 1974 (first election 7 June 1973) to 5 May 1983:[1]

  1. No. 1 (Cauldwell) (4)
  2. No. 2 (De Parys) (6)
  3. No. 3 (Goldington) (6)
  4. No. 4 (Harpur) (5)
  5. No. 5 (Kingsbrook) (4)
  6. No. 6 (Newnham) (4)
  7. No. 7 (Queens Park) (3)
  8. No. 8 (Bromham) (2)
  9. No. 10 (Oakley) (1)
  10. No. 11 (Carlton & Harrold) (1)
  11. No. 12 (Felmersham & Sharnbrook) (1)
  12. No. 13 (Knotting & Souldrop) (1)
  13. No. 14 (Swineshead) (1)
  14. No. 15 (Riseley) (1)
  15. No. 17 (Roxton) (1)
  16. No. 21 (Kempston Rural) (1)
  17. No. 22 (Wootton) (1)
  18. No. 23 (Turvey) (1)
  19. No. 24 (Kempston) (6)
  20. Clapham (2)
  21. Eastcotts (1)
  22. Great Barford (1)
  23. Renhold (1)
  24. Wilshamstead (1)

Wards from 5 May 1983 to 2 May 2002:[2]

Wards from 2 May 2002 to 5 May 2011:[3]

Bedford UK ward map 2010 (blank).svg
  1. Brickhill (3); changed to (2) in 2009[4]
  2. Bromham (3); changed to (2) in 2009[4]
  3. Carlton (1)
  4. Castle (3); changed to (2) in 2009[4]
  5. Cauldwell (3); changed to (2) in 2009[4]
  6. Clapham (2); changed to (1) in 2009[4]
  7. De Parys (2); changed to (1) in 2009[4]
  8. Eastcotts (1)
  9. Goldington (3); changed to (2) in 2009[4]
  10. Great Barford (2); changed to (1) in 2009[4]
  11. Harpur (3); changed to (2) in 2009[4]
  12. Harrold (1)
  13. Kempston East (2); changed to (1) in 2009[4]
  14. Kempston North (2); changed to (1) in 2009[4]
  15. Kempston South (3); changed to (2) in 2009[4]
  16. Kingsbrook (3); changed to (2) in 2009[4]
  17. Newnham (2); changed to (1) in 2009[4]
  18. Oakley (1)
  19. Putnoe (3); changed to (2) in 2009[4]
  20. Queen’s Park (2); changed to (1) in 2009[4]
  21. Riseley (1)
  22. Roxton (1)
  23. Sharnbrook (1)
  24. Turvey (1)
  25. Wilshamstead (2); changed to (1) in 2009[4]
  26. Wootton (3); changed to (2) in 2009[4]

Wards from 5 May 2011 to present:[5]

Bedford UK ward map 2011 (blank).svg
  1. Brickhill (2)
  2. Bromham & Biddenham (2)
  3. Castle (2)
  4. Cauldwell (2)
  5. Clapham (1)
  6. De Parys (2)
  7. Eastcotts (1)
  8. Elstow (1); renamed Elstow & Stewartby in 2013[6]
  9. Goldington (2)
  10. Great Barford (2)
  11. Harpur (2)
  12. Harrold (1)
  13. Kempston Central & East (2)
  14. Kempston North (1)
  15. Kempston Rural (1)
  16. Kempston South (1)
  17. Kempston West (1)
  18. Kingsbrook (2)
  19. Newnham (2)
  20. Oakley (1)
  21. Putnoe (2)
  22. Queens Park (2)
  23. Riseley (1)
  24. Sharnbrook (1)
  25. Wilshamstead (1)
  26. Wootton (1)
  27. Wyboston (1)

Central Bedfordshire[edit]

Wards from 1 April 2009 (first election 4 June 2009) to 5 May 2011:[4]

Central Bedfordshire UK ward map 2010 (blank).svg
  1. Ampthill (2)
  2. Barton (2)
  3. Biggleswade (4)
  4. Cranfield (2)
  5. Dunstable Downs (4)
  6. Flitwick East (2)
  7. Flitwick West (2)
  8. Grovebury (2)
  9. Houghton Regis (4)
  10. Icknield (2)
  11. Langford & Henlow Village (2)
  12. Leighton Linslade Central (4)
  13. Marston (2)
  14. Maulden & Houghton Conquest (2)
  15. Northfields (2)
  16. Northill & Blunham (2)
  17. Plantation (2)
  18. Potton (2)
  19. Sandy (2)
  20. Shefford (2)
  21. Silsoe & Shillington (2)
  22. Southcott (2)
  23. South East Bedfordshire (2)
  24. South West Bedfordshire (2)
  25. Stotfold & Arlesey (4)
  26. Toddington (2)
  27. Watling (2)
  28. Woburn & Harlington (2)

Wards from 5 May 2011 to present:[7]

Central Bedfordshire UK ward map 2011 (blank).svg
  1. Ampthill (3)
  2. Arlesey (3)
  3. Aspley & Woburn (1)
  4. Barton-le-Clay (1)
  5. Biggleswade North (2)
  6. Biggleswade South (2)
  7. Caddington (2)
  8. Cranfield & Marston Moretaine (3)
  9. Dunstable – Central (1)
  10. Dunstable – Icknield (2)
  11. Dunstable – Manshead (1)
  12. Dunstable – Northfields (2)
  13. Dunstable – Watling (2)
  14. Eaton Bray (1)
  15. Flitwick (3)
  16. Heath & Reach (1)
  17. Houghton Conquest & Haynes (1)
  18. Houghton Hall (2)
  19. Leighton Buzzard North (3)
  20. Leighton Buzzard South (3)
  21. Linslade (3)
  22. Northill (1)
  23. Parkside (1)
  24. Potton (2)
  25. Sandy (3)
  26. Shefford (2)
  27. Silsoe & Shillington (1)
  28. Stotfold & Langford (3)
  29. Tithe Farm (1)
  30. Toddington (2)
  31. Westoning, Flitton & Greenfield (1)

Luton[edit]

Wards from 1 April 1974 (first election 7 June 1973) to 6 May 1976:[1]

  1. Central (4)
  2. Crawley (4)
  3. Dallow (4)
  4. High Town (4)
  5. Icknield (4)
  6. Leagrave (4)
  7. Lewsey (4)
  8. Limbury (4)
  9. South (4)
  10. Stopsley (4)
  11. Sundon Park (4)
  12. Wardown (4)

Wards from 6 May 1976 to 1 May 2003:[8][9]

Wards from 1 May 2003 to present:[10]

Luton UK ward map 2010 (blank).svg
  1. Barnfield (2)
  2. Biscot (3)
  3. Bramingham (2)
  4. Challney (3)
  5. Crawley (2)
  6. Dallow (3)
  7. Farley (3)
  8. High Town (2)
  9. Icknield (2)
  10. Leagrave (3)
  11. Lewsey (3)
  12. Limbury (2)
  13. Northwell (2)
  14. Round Green (3)
  15. Saints (3)
  16. South (3)
  17. Stopsley (2)
  18. Sundon Park (2)
  19. Wigmore (3)

Former county council[edit]

Bedfordshire[edit]

Electoral Divisions from 1 April 1974 (first election 12 April 1973) to 2 May 1985:[11][12]

  1. Ampthill (1)
  2. Ampthill Rural No. 1 (1)
  3. Ampthill Rural No. 2 (Cranfield) (1)
  4. Ampthill Rural No. 3 (1)
  5. Ampthill Rural No. 4 (1)
  6. Ampthill Rural No. 5 (1)
  7. Ampthill Rural No. 6 (1)
  8. Bedford No. 1 (3)
  9. Bedford No. 2 (1)
  10. Bedford No. 3 (1)
  11. Bedford No. 4 (1)
  12. Bedford No. 5 (1)
  13. Bedford No. 6 (1)
  14. Bedford No. 7 (1)
  15. Bedford No. 8 (1)
  16. Bedford No. 9 (1)
  17. Bedford No. 10 (1)
  18. Bedford Rural No. 1 (Wilshamstead) (1)
  19. Bedford Rural No. 2 (1)
  20. Bedford Rural No. 3 (1)
  21. Bedford Rural No. 4 (1)
  22. Bedford Rural No. 5 (1)
  23. Bedford Rural No. 6 (1)
  24. Bedford Rural No. 7 (1)
  25. Biggleswade (2)
  26. Biggleswade Rural No. 1 (Arlesey) (1)
  27. Biggleswade Rural No. 2 (Stotfold) (1)
  28. Biggleswade Rural No. 3 (1)
  29. Biggleswade Rural No. 4 (1)
  30. Biggleswade Rural No. 5 (1)
  31. Biggleswade Rural No. 6 (1)
  32. Dunstable Central (2)
  33. Dunstable North (2)
  34. Dunstable South (2)
  35. Kempston (2)
  36. Leighton-Linslade No. 1 (2)
  37. Leighton-Linslade No. 2 (2)
  38. Luton (Central) (2)
  39. Luton (Crawley) (3)
  40. Luton (Dallow) (2)
  41. Luton (High Town) (2)
  42. Luton (Icknield) (2)
  43. Luton (Leagrave) (3)
  44. Luton (Lewsey) (3)
  45. Luton (Limbury) (2)
  46. Luton (South) (3)
  47. Luton (Stopsley) (2)
  48. Luton (Sundon Park) (3)
  49. Luton (Wardown) (2)
  50. Luton Rural No. 1 (Barton-le-Clay) (1)
  51. Luton Rural No. 2 (Houghton Regis) (2)
  52. Luton Rural No. 3 (2)
  53. Luton Rural No. 4 (1)
  54. Luton Rural No. 5 (1)
  55. Sandy (1)

Electoral Divisions from 2 May 1985 to 5 May 2005:[12][13]

  1. Ampthill (1)
  2. Arlesey & Langford (1)
  3. Ashcroft (1); electoral division abolished in 1997[9]
  4. Aspley Guise (1)
  5. Barnfield (1); electoral division abolished in 1997[9]
  6. Barton-le-Clay (1)
  7. Beaudesert (1)
  8. Beechwood (1); electoral division abolished in 1997[9]
  9. Biggleswade Ivel (1)
  10. Biggleswade Stratton (1)
  11. Biscot (1); electoral division abolished in 1997[9]
  12. Bramingham (1); electoral division abolished in 1997[9]
  13. Brickhill (1)
  14. Bromham (1)
  15. Brooklands (1)
  16. Bury Park (1); electoral division abolished in 1997[9]
  17. Caddington (1)
  18. Castle (1)
  19. Cauldwell (1)
  20. Challney (1); electoral division abolished in 1997[9]
  21. Clapham (1)
  22. Cranfield & Marston (1)
  23. Crawley (1); electoral division abolished in 1997[9]
  24. Dallow (1); electoral division abolished in 1997[9]
  25. De Parys (1)
  26. Dunstable Central (1)
  27. Dunstable Icknield (1)
  28. Eaton Bray (1)
  29. Farley (1); electoral division abolished in 1997[9]
  30. Flitwick (1)
  31. Goldington (1)
  32. Great Barford & Wilshamstead (1)
  33. Harlington (1)
  34. Harpur (1)
  35. Harrold (1)
  36. Hart Hill (1); electoral division abolished in 1997[9]
  37. High Town (1); electoral division abolished in 1997[9]
  38. Houghton Regis North West (1)
  39. Houghton Regis South East (1)
  40. Kempston East (1)
  41. Kempston West (1)
  42. Kinsgbrook (1)
  43. Leagrave (1); electoral division abolished in 1997[9]
  44. Lewsey (1); electoral division abolished in 1997[9]
  45. Limbury (1); electoral division abolished in 1997[9]
  46. Linslade (1)
  47. Luton Central (1); electoral division abolished in 1997[9]
  48. Luton Icknield (1); electoral division abolished in 1997[9]
  49. Luton South (1); electoral division abolished in 1997[9]
  50. Marsh Farm (1); electoral division abolished in 1997[9]
  51. Maulden (1)
  52. Newnham (1)
  53. North East Bedfordshire (1)
  54. Northfields (1)
  55. Northill (1)
  56. Plantation (1)
  57. Poets (1); electoral division abolished in 1997[9]
  58. Potton (1)
  59. Priory (1)
  60. Putnoe (1)
  61. Queens Park (1)
  62. Saints (1); electoral division abolished in 1997[9]
  63. Sandy (1)
  64. Shefford & Clifton (1)
  65. Shillington & Henlow (1)
  66. Southcott (1)
  67. Stopsley (1); electoral division abolished in 1997[9]
  68. Stotfold (1)
  69. Sundon Park (1); electoral division abolished in 1997[9]
  70. Toddington (1)
  71. Watling (1)
  72. Wigmore (1); electoral division abolished in 1997[9]
  73. Wootton (1)

Electoral Divisions from 5 May 2005 to 1 April 2009 (county council abolished):[14]

  1. Ampthill (1)
  2. Barton (1)
  3. Biggleswade (2)
  4. Brickhill (1)
  5. Bromham (1)
  6. Cauldwell (1)
  7. Clapham & Oakley (1)
  8. Cranfield (1)
  9. De Parys (1)
  10. Dunstable Downs (2)
  11. Eastcotts (1)
  12. Flitwick East (1)
  13. Flitwick West (1)
  14. Goldington (1)
  15. Grovebury (1)
  16. Harpur (1)
  17. Harrold (1)
  18. Houghton Regis (2)
  19. Icknield (1)
  20. Kempston (2)
  21. Kempston Rural (1)
  22. Kingsbrook (1)
  23. Langford & Henlow Village (1)
  24. Leighton Linslade Central (2)
  25. Marston (1)
  26. Maulden & Houghton Conquest (1)
  27. Newnham (1)
  28. North East Bedfordshire (1)
  29. Northfields (1)
  30. Northill & Blunham (1)
  31. Plantation (1)
  32. Potton (1)
  33. Putnoe (1)
  34. Queens Park (1)
  35. Sandy (1)
  36. Shefford (1)
  37. Silsoe & Shillington (1)
  38. South East Bedfordshire (1)
  39. South West Bedfordshire (1)
  40. Southcott (1)
  41. Stotfold & Arlesey (2)
  42. Toddington (1)
  43. Watling (1)
  44. Wilshamstead (1)
  45. Woburn & Harlington (1)
  46. Wootton (1)

Former district councils[edit]

Mid Bedfordshire[edit]

Wards from 1 April 1974 (first election 7 June 1973) to 3 May 1979:[1]

  1. No. 2 (Biggleswade) (6)
  2. No. 3 (Sandy) (3)
  3. No. 10 (Flitton & Pulloxhill & Westoning) (2)
  4. No. 11 (Flitwick & Steppingley) (3)
  5. No. 13 (Aspley) (2)
  6. No. 14 (Marston) (1)
  7. No. 15 (Lidlington) (1)
  8. No. 17 (Blunham) (1)
  9. No. 18 (Northill) (1)
  10. No. 20 (Campton & Meppershall & Shefford) (4)
  11. No. 21 (Henlow & Langford) (3)
  12. No. 24 (Potton) (2)
  13. No. 25 (Wensley) (1)
  14. Ampthill (3)
  15. Arlesey (2)
  16. Clophill (1)
  17. Cranfield (2)
  18. Harlington (1)
  19. Haynes & Houghton Conquest (1)
  20. Maulden (1)
  21. Old Warden & Southill (1)
  22. Shillington & Stondon (2)
  23. Stotfold (3)
  24. Woburn (1)
  25. Wrest (1)

Wards from 3 May 1979 to 1 May 2003:[15]

Wards from 1 May 2003 to 1 April 2009 (district abolished):[16]

  1. Ampthill (3)
  2. Arlesey (2)
  3. Aspley Guise (1)
  4. Biggleswade Holme (2)
  5. Biggleswade Ivel (3)
  6. Biggleswade Stratton (2)
  7. Clifton & Meppershall (2)
  8. Cranfield (2)
  9. Flitton, Greenfield & Pulloxhill (1)
  10. Flitwick East (2)
  11. Flitwick West (3)
  12. Harlington (1)
  13. Houghton, Haynes, Southill & Old Warden (2)
  14. Langford & Henlow Village (2)
  15. Marston (2)
  16. Maulden & Clophill (2)
  17. Northill & Blunham (2)
  18. Potton & Wensley (3)
  19. Sandy Ivel (2)
  20. Sandy Pinnacle (3)
  21. Shefford, Campton & Gravenhurst (3)
  22. Shillington, Stondon & Henlow Camp (2)
  23. Silsoe (1)
  24. Stotfold (3)
  25. Westoning & Tingrith (1)
  26. Woburn (1)

South Bedfordshire[edit]

Wards from 1 April 1974 (first election 7 June 1973) to 6 May 1976:[1]

  1. No. 1 (Dunstable: Northfields) (2)
  2. No. 2 (Dunstable: Icknield) (3)
  3. No. 3 (Dunstable: Priory) (3)
  4. No. 4 (Dunstable: Watling) (4)
  5. No. 5 (Dunstable: Chiltern) (3)
  6. No. 6 (Dunstable: Park) (1)
  7. No. 7 (Leighton-Linslade: Ousel & Southcott) (4)
  8. No. 8 (Leighton-Linslade: Grovebury & Brooklands) (3)
  9. No. 9 (Leighton-Linslade: Beaudesert & Plantation) (3)
  10. No. 11 (Hockcliffe & Stanbridge) (1)
  11. No. 12 (Eaton Bray) (1)
  12. No. 19 (Streatley) (1)
  13. No. 20 (Toddington) (2)
  14. No. 21 (Houghton Regis No. 1) (2)
  15. No. 22 (Houghton Regis No. 2) (1)
  16. No. 23 (Houghton Regis No. 3) (1)
  17. No. 24 (Houghton Regis No. 4) (1)
  18. Barton-le-Clay (2)
  19. Caddington (2)
  20. Heath & Reach (1)
  21. Kensworth (1)
  22. Slip End (1)
  23. Studham (1)
  24. Totternhoe (1)

Wards from 6 May 1976 to 2 May 2002:[17]

Wards from 2 May 2002 to 1 April 2009 (district abolished):[18]

  1. All Saints (2)
  2. Barton-le-Clay (2)
  3. Caddington, Hyde & Slip End (3)
  4. Chiltern (2)
  5. Dunstable Central (2)
  6. Eaton Bray (1)
  7. Grovebury (3)
  8. Heath & Reach (1)
  9. Houghton Hall (3)
  10. Icknield (3)
  11. Kensworth & Totternhoe (2)
  12. Linslade (2)
  13. Manshead (2)
  14. Northfields (3)
  15. Parkside (2)
  16. Planets (2)
  17. Plantation (3)
  18. Southcott (3)
  19. Stanbridge (1)
  20. Streatley (1)
  21. Tithe Farm (2)
  22. Toddington (2)
  23. Watling (3)

Electoral wards by constituency[edit]

Bedford[edit]

Brickhill, Castle, Cauldwell, De Parys, Goldington, Harpur, Kempston East, Kempston North, Kempston South, Kingsbrook, Newnham, Putnoe, Queen’s Park.

Luton North[edit]

Barnfield, Bramingham, Challney, Icknield, Leagrave, Lewsey, Limbury, Northwell, Saints, Sundon Park.

Luton South[edit]

Biscot, Caddington, Crawley, Dallow, Farley, High Town, Hyde and Slip End, Round Green, South, Stopsley, Wigmore.

Mid Bedfordshire[edit]

Ampthill, Aspley Guise, Barton-le-Clay, Clifton and Meppershall, Cranfield, Flitton, Greenfield and Pulloxhill, Flitwick East, Flitwick West, Harlington, Houghton, Haynes, Southill and Old Warden, Marston, Maulden and Clophill, Shefford, Campton and Gravenhurst, Shillington, Stondon and Henlow Camp, Silsoe, Streatley, Toddington, Turvey, Wilshamstead, Wootton.

North East Bedfordshire[edit]

Arlesey, Biggleswade Holme, Biggleswade Ivel, Biggleswade Stratton, Bromham, Carlton, Clapham, Eastcotts, Great Barford, Harrold, Langford and Henlow Village, Northill and Blunham, Oakley, Potton and Wensley, Riseley, Roxton, Sandy Ivel, Sandy Pinnacle, Sharnbrook, Stotfold.

South West Bedfordshire[edit]

All Saints, Chiltern, Dunstable Central, Eaton Bray, Grovebury, Heath and Reach, Houghton Hall, Icknield, Kensworth and Totternhoe, Linslade, Manshead, Northfields, Parkside, Planets, Plantation, Southcott, Stanbridge, Tithe Farm, Watling.

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d The County of Bedfordshire (District Wards) Order 1973
  2. ^ The District of North Bedfordshire (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1979
  3. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Bedford (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s legislation.gov.uk - The Bedfordshire (Structural Changes) Order 2008. Retrieved on 6 November 2015.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Bedford (Electoral Changes) Order 2011. Retrieved on 30 October 2015.
  6. ^ Bedford Borough Council letter dated 27 March 2013
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Central Bedfordshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2011. Retrieved on 30 October 2015.
  8. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Luton (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1975. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y legislation.gov.uk - The Bedfordshire (Borough of Luton) (Structural Change) Order 1995. Retrieved on 6 November 2015.
  10. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Luton (Electoral Changes) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  11. ^ The County of Bedfordshire (Electoral Divisions) Order 1973
  12. ^ a b Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael. Bedfordshire County Council Election Results 1973-2005 (PDF). The Elections Centre. Retrieved 12 May 2016. 
  13. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The County of Bedfordshire (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1985. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  14. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The County of Bedfordshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2004. Retrieved on 30 October 2015.
  15. ^ The District of Mid Bedfordshire (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976
  16. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Mid Bedfordshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  17. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of South Bedfordshire (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1975. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  18. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of South Bedfordshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.