Tim Douglas for Mayor

Tim Douglas was Labour's candidate for Mayor of Bedford Borough 2015.

About Tim

Tim is an HR professional who lives with his partner Lynne in Clapham. Born in Swansea, Tim left school at 17. Previously standing as a councillor in Macclesfield, he has always been committed to the Labour Party's central aim of achieving social justice and fairness for all.

Since putting down roots in Bedford Borough, Tim has been active in the local community. Last year he helped to organise the Clapham village show, doubling the number of stalls and visitors at the event.

Tim's Vision for Bedford

"Over the next four months I intend to explain to voters throughout the borough why Bedford has been falling behind neighbouring towns. Luton has regenerated its town centre; Northampton and Milton Keynes are expanding, with more new jobs than Bedford and our town centre is suffering a lack of foresight and investment, while developers call the shots.

I intend to offer Bedford and the villages some of the vision and energy we've been lacking, to enable Bedford to catch up and have more ambition, to become a modern county town. For example I'd much rather have seen a proper transport interchange built at the train station, so residents can catch a train and visitors can get anywhere they need in the borough.

Our most famous bottle-neck, at the junction of Bromham Road and Ashburnham/Shakespeare Roads, would have benefited by the reduction in rail passengers who can only get to the station by car. Rebuilding the bus station in the same place, without a single extra bus to serve villages, nor a single evening service to get people home after 7pm, demonstrates the lack of imagination and ambition Bedford has suffered."

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