People

Cllr Stephen Moon

Cllr Stephen Moon is the Leader of the Bedford Borough Conservative Group.  He currently sits on the Council’s General Purposes Committee and the Corporate Services Committee, of which he is Chair.

Cllr Roger Rigby

Cllr Roger Rigby is a representative of Bromham & Biddenham Ward and Deputy Group Leader.  He was first elected in 2000.  He brought with him to the Council a lifetime of practical small business experience from his family hairdressing businesses in Bedford.

Cllr Gianni Carofano

Cllr Gianni Carofano has been a Councillor for Newnham Ward since the election in May 2015.  Gianni has lived in Bedford all of his life and currently owns and manages a vehicle service and repair business in the town.

Cllr John Mingay

Cllr John Mingay is a Ward Member for Newnham.  He came to Bedford in the early 1940s and attended the Silver Jubilee CSM School in Acacia Road.  After leaving school he worked in local government and then joined a teacher training course at Bedford College.  John is a qualified teacher and he also has a degree from the Open

Cllr Alison Foster

Cllr Alison Foster has been the representative for Harrold Ward since the election in 2011, serving the villages of; Wymington; Little Wymington; Podington; Hinwick; Farndish, Odell; Harrold; Carlton, and; Chellington. 

Cllr Jon Gambold

Cllr Jon Gambold and his family moved to Biddenham in 1996 from north London.  His stepson had recently entered Bedford Modern School and it made the whole business of being on the touchline for soccer, rugby and cricket fixtures that much the easier.

Cllr Jane Walker

Cllr Jane Walker has been a Borough councillor for Clapham since 2009.  Before that she served on Bedfordshire County Council from 2005. She has also been a Parish Councillor since 1994.

Cllr Graeme Coombes

Graeme Coombes is the Councillor for Wilshamstead Ward which covers the historic village of Wilstead and the new development of Wixams. He has been an active Conservative campaigner for many years and has served as a local Councillor on three separate occasions.

Cllr Anthony Boutall

Cllr Anthony Boutall became a member of Bedford Borough Council in May 2015 and is one of two Councillors representing the ward of Kempston Central & East. He was brought up and educated in Kempston and he and his family have deep roots within the town in terms of local businesses, clubs, musical groups, churches and schools.

Cllr John Wheeler

Cllr John Wheeler was elected as the Councillor for Wootton Ward at the May 2015 Borough Council election.  He is heavily involved with community life in the village as a parish councillor of 10 years’ experience, a Governor of Wootton Lower School, a member of 3 village charities and a regular visitor to St Mary’s Church.