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Mayoral Candidate for Bedford

Dear Member,

Selection of a Mayoral Candidate

I’m getting in touch as the appointed selections board has now agreed a timetable for the selection of Labour’s Mayoral Candidate for Bedford.

The selection will be carried out by a one member one vote process (OMOV). All those members who are paid up to date with subscriptions and have been a member of the Labour Party in the Bedford local government area before 26th January 2022 will be eligible to take part.

Self nomination

The Labour Party rules for the selection of a Mayoral candidate allow for any member who wishes to be the candidate to self nominate. Should you feel that you have the qualities required and be interested in being the Labour Party mayoral candidate, you must complete and return the attached application form by 5pm on Tuesday 16th August. Please return the application to . You will also find attached the Candidate Code of Conduct and the qualification and disqualification criteria.

OMOV ballot

Voting to select the Mayoral candidate will take place in the week commencing Monday 5th September. Further information about the balloting process will be sent in due course.

Hustings date

The hustings will take place on Thursday 8th September, time and venue TBC.

The vote will close on Monday 19th September. The count will take place on Monday 19th September and you will be notified of the result.

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,


Rachel Pallett

Procedures Secretary – Labour East

Bedford Mayoral Candidate Application Form.docC – Candidate Code of Conduct May 2021 v1.docxF – Qualification & Disqualification Criteria.doc




The Labour Party, 105 Victoria St Westminster, London, SW1E 6QT, United Kingdom

Posted: 5th August 2022

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