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Kempston Central & East Ward is represented by Cllr Mohammed Nawaz and Cllr Caroline White..

They have a reputation for getting things done.

They work hard all year round to get the best for Kempston. 

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Cllr Mohammed Nawaz
Borough Councillor and Kempston Town Councillor for Kempston Central & East 
Tel: 07786 160607

Cllr Mohammed Nawaz was first elected in 2011 to represent Kempston Central and East Ward. Over the past nine years he has gained a reputation for working hard to make sure his ward is a pleasant place to live, work and visit.

In May 2020, Nawaz was unanimously elected by Full Council

 to be Deputy Speaker of Bedford Borough Council for the year 2020-2021 and 2021-2022. He then became Speaker of the Council 2022-2023.

Nawaz is regularly out and about in his ward, reporting repairs and getting them fixed and continuously seeking improvements. He has many achievements that have benefitted the community.

Councillor Nawaz makes himself easily accessible to the residents he represents. As well as being available by phone and email, he holds regular “Drop-In” surgeries at Project 229 and Sainsbury’s where residents can bring their concerns and know they will get action from him.

Nawaz takes his position on the council very seriously and has been given the responsibility of Chair of the important Standards and Audit committee. He is also a member of the Children’s Services Committee in which he takes a keen interest. 

in 2018, Nawaz organised a special conference with two themes - first Child Sexual Exploitation in the morning and Adoption in the afternoon. The conference was well attended and Nawaz received great thanks for initiating it.

Working with the different local communities Nawaz is well known for attending local faith places, such as the gurdwara, churches and temples.

Cllr Nawaz has spent his ward fund carefully on things that improve the area. One example was providing bulbs for a strip of untidy land in Jowitt Avenue. He worked with residents digging and clearing the site before planting the bulbs.

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