Bedford Borough Council election preview special: De Parys

Cllr Henry VannCllr Henry Vann
Cllr Henry Vann
A key territory for the Lib Dems to retain.

Although Cllrs Henry Van and David Sawyer won the two seats in the 2015 election, the Conservative candidates came a close third and fourth.

Both Lib Dems are highly-regarded by Mayor Dave Hodgson, with Cllr Vann a member of his current cabinet.

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Meanwhile the Conservatives last won a seat in De Parys in 2004.

Cllrs Vann and Sawyer maintaining those tight majorities could be crucial to the Lib Dems’ hopes of keeping a strong presence at Borough Hall.

The full list of candidates standing in De Parys:

Robin Illingworth (Conservative)

David Alexander Sawyer (Liberal Democrat)

Conny Smith (Labour)

Andrea Spice (Conservative)

Laurence David Russell Turner (Labour)

Henry Paul Vann (Liberal Democrat)