Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner election 2021: who is standing for election, where can I go to vote and what Covid-19 measures will be in place

The PCC elections take place on May 6

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 4:30 pm

The election for the Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner will take place on Thursday, May 6 and Beds Borough Council is urging you to make sure you cast your vote and make your voice heard.

Who is standing for election?

The candidates standing for election are:

The PCC election takes place on May 6

Conservative - Festus Akinbusoye

English Democrats Party - Antonio Vitiello

Independent - Pat Hamill

Labour - Dr David Michael

Liberal Democrats - Jas Parmar

You can read more about what each candidate had to say.Will Covid-19 safety measures be in place?

There will be Covid-19 safety measures in place at polling stations, to help you stay safe. These will include social distancing and when you go inside, you will be expected to wear a face covering like you do when you go into shops or on public transport (unless exempt).

Hand sanitising stations will also be in place at polling stations, and voters are being asked to please bring their own pens if possible.

Terry Collins, Local Returning Officer for Bedford Borough said “Measures will be in place across polling stations to ensure that they are Covid-safe and voters can be confident about taking part in this election on Polling Day. Take this opportunity, cast your vote and make your voice heard.”

Where can I go to vote?

The full list of polling stations in Bedford Borough is as follows:

Church Hall, St Mark's Church, 7 Calder Rise, Bedford MK41 7UY

Scott Primary School, Hawk Drive, Bedford MK41 7JE

Rutland Road Church Hall, Rutland Road, Bedford MK40 1DG

Bedford Salvation Army Congress Hall, Commercial Road, Bedford MK40 1QS

Providence Baptist Chapel, Rothsay Road, Bedford MK40 3PT

Russell Park Social Club, 69 Goldington Road, Bedford MK40 3ND

St. Johns Church Hall - Small Room, 38 St. Johns Street, Bedford MK42 0DL

Cauldwell Community Centre, Althorpe Street, Bedford MK42 9HF

The Raleigh Centre - Ground Floor Training Room Room, Ampthill Road, Bedford MK42 9HE

Faraday Square Community Centre, Kelvin Avenue, Bedford MK42 9ND

John Bunyan Sports & Fitness Centre, Mile Road, Bedford MK42 9TA

The Holt Room - St Andrew’s Church Hall, Kimbolton Road, Bedford MK40 2PF

Bedford Blues Rugby Club - Scrum Hall, Goldington Road, Bedford MK40 3NF

The Gateway, University Of Bedfordshire - Go11 And Go12, Polhill Avenue, Bedford MK41 9EA

St. Mary's Church Hall, Goldington, Bedford MK41 0AP

Church Lane Community Centre, 147 Church Lane, Bedford MK41 0PW

Friends Meeting House, 5 Lansdowne Road, Bedford MK40 2BY

Pine Cones Children's Centre, Slade Walk, Bedford MK41 7SA

Tavistock Community Centre - Main Hall, Princes Street, Bedford MK40 2SX

Scott Community Hall, Barford Avenue, Bedford Mk42 0DS

Christ The King Church Hall, Harrowden Road, Bedford MK42 0PS

The Scout Hut, Cardington Road, Bedford MK42 0DA

Christ Church Hall - Main Hall, 140 Dudley Street, Bedford MK40 3SX

Priory Methodist Church Hall - Main Large Hall, Newnham Avenue, Bedford MK41 9QJ

Goldington Reading And Recreation Room 1, Barkers Lane, Bedford MK41 9SH

Goldington Day Centre - Green Room, 10 Barkers Lane, Bedford MK41 9SJ

Putnoe Heights Church Centre - The Church Hall Putnoe Heights Partnership Church Centre, Putnoe Heights, Bedford MK41 8EB

Bedford Athletic Rugby Club, Wentworth Drive, Bedford MK41 8QA

Bedford Sports And Hockey Centre, Chester Road, Queens Park, Bedford MK40 4HL

Queens Park Community Centre, Marlborough Road, Queens Park, Bedford MK40 4LE

Church Lane Community Centre, 147 Church Lane, Bedford MK41 0PW

Lakeview Village Hall, Brooklands Avenue, Bedford MK42 6AB

Wilstead Village Hall, Cotton End Road, Wilstead, Bedford MK45 3BX

Wootton Village Hall, Church Road, Wootton, Bedford MK43 9EU

Wootton Memorial Hall, Bedford Road, Wootton, Bedford MK43 9JD

Transfiguration Church Hall - Main Hall, Bedford Road, Kempston, Bedford MK42 8BQ

The Centenary Hall, 104 Bedford Road, Kempston, Bedford MK42 8BG

The Doug Jack Suite - Kempston Rovers Clubhouse, Hillgrounds Stadium, Hillgrounds Road, Kempston, Bedford MK42 8SZ

Southfields Community Centre, Southfields Road, Kempston, Bedford MK42 7NR

Kempston West Methodist Church, 40 High Street, Kempston, Bedford MK42 7AL

Kempston Hammers Sports And Social Club, 134 High Street, Kempston, Bedford MK42 7BN

Kempston Rural Primary School, Martell Drive, Kempston, Bedford MK42 7FJ

Brickhill Community Centre, Avon Drive, Brickhill, Bedford MK41 7AF

All Nations Church Centre - Carmichael, 79 Brickhill Drive, Brickhill, Bedford MK41 7QF

Biddenham Village Hall, Nodders Way, Biddenham, Bedford MK40 4BJ

Bromham Village Hall - Hall 1, Village Road, Bromham, Bedford MK43 8JP

Great Denham Community Hall - Saxon Hall, 86-88 Saxon Way, Great Denham, MK40 4GP

Clapham Village Hall, High Street, Clapham, Bedford MK41 6BP

Cotton End Village Hall, Wood Lane, Cotton End, Bedford MK45 3AP

Shortstown Village Hall, Southcote, Shortstown, Bedford MK42 0QL

Cardington Village Hall - Community Hall, Southill Road, Cardington, Bedford MK44 3SX

Renhold Village Hall - Main Hall, Wilden Road, Renhold, Bedford MK41 0JR

Elstow Playing Field Association Hall, Wilstead Road, Elstow, Bedford MK42 9YQ

Stewartby Village Hall, Stewartby Way, Stewartby, MK43 9LU

Stagsden Village Hall, High Street, Stagsden, Bedford MK43 8SQ

Turvey Village Hall, High Street, Turvey Bedford MK43 8DB

Cople Village Hall - Committee Room, Grange Lane, Cople, Bedford MK44 3TT

Great Barford Village Hall - Meeting Room, Green End Road, Great Barford, Bedford MK44 3HA

Ravensden Village Hall, Church Hill, Ravensden, Bedford MK44 2RL

Willington Village Hall, Church Road, Willington, Bedford MK44 3PU

Carlton Village Hall, The Moor, Carlton, Bedford MK43 7JR

Harrold Chapel, High Street, Harrold, Bedford MK43 7BH

Odell Village Hall, High Street Odell, Bedford, MK43 7AS

Oakley Village Hall, Church Lane, Oakley, Bedford MK43 7RJ

Pavenham Village Hall, High Street, Pavenham, Bedford MK43 7PH

Melchbourne Village Hall, Park Road, Melchbourne, Bedford MK44 1BB

Yelden Village Hall, Spring Lane, Yelden, Bedford MK44 1AT

Pertenhall Village Hall, Swineshead Road, Pertenhall, Bedford MK44 2AT

Swineshead Village Hall, High Street, Swineshead, Bedford MK44 2AA

Riseley Village Hall - The Lounge Room, Riseley Bedford MK44 1EG

Thurleigh Village Hall, High Street, Thurleigh, Bedford MK44 2DS

Felmersham And Radwell Village Hall, The Old Road, Felmersham, Bedford MK43 7JD

Milton Ernest Village Hall, Thurleigh Road, Milton Ernest, Bedford MK44 1RF

Sharnbrook Village Hall, Lodge Road, Sharnbrook, Bedford MK44 1JP

Stevington Social Centre, Court Lane, Stevington, Bedford MK43 7QS

Bletsoe Village Hall, Bennetts Close, Bletsoe, Bedford MK44 1QX

The Old School, Bolnhurst, Bedford MK44 2EN

Keysoe Village Hall, Elm Tree Grove, Keysoe, Bedford MK44 2JE

Colmworth Village Hall, Church Road, Colmworth, Bedford MK44 2JX

Little Staughton Village Hall, High Street, Little Staughton, Bedford LIT MK44 2BX

Roxton Parish Hall, High Street, Roxton, Bedford MK44 3EB

Wilden Village Hall, High Street, Wilden, Bedford MK44 2PB

Wyboston Village Hall, Morris Walk, The Lane, Wyboston, Bedford MK44 3AU

Podington Cricket Club, Hinwick Road, Podington, Wellingborough NN29 7HU

Wymington Memorial Hall (The Meeting Room), Church Lane, Wymington, Rushden NN10 9LW

Dalton Hall, High Street, Upper Dean, Huntingdon PE28 0LT