Our historical statistics are always for precisely defined areas, usually administrative units, not "places". We know about the following units named after Bedford. Each has its own "home page" with much more information. Click on a tick to go directly to a particular statistical theme.

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Bedford PLU/RegD tick tick tick     tick      
Bedford O41area     tick   tick        
Bedford ArchD                  
Bedford MB tick tick tick tick tick tick tick    
Bedford First Division RDean                  
Bedford Second Division RDean                  
Bedford RDean                  
Bedford RD tick tick tick tick tick tick tick    
Bedford and Kempston SubD tick tick tick     tick      
Bedford USD tick                
Bedford LabMkt       tick          
Bedford and Cardington SubD tick tick tick     tick      
Bedford RSD tick                
Bedford RDean                  
Bedford Borough tick   tick   tick tick      
Bedford Holy Trinity EP                  
Bedford St Leonard EP                  
Bedford St Martin EP                  
Bedford St Andrew EP                  
Bedford All Saints EP                  
Bedford CP tick         tick      
Bedford St Michael and All Angels EP                  
Bedford Christ Church EP                  
Bedford St John AP/CP tick   tick   tick tick      
Bedford St Peter de Merton EP                  
Bedford St Paul CP/AP tick   tick   tick tick     tick
Bedford St Cuthbert CP/AP tick   tick   tick tick     tick
Bedford St Mary AP/CP tick   tick   tick tick     tick
Bedford St Cuthbert EP                  
Bedford St Paul EP                  
Bedford St Peter AP/CP tick   tick   tick tick      
Bedford St Mary EP                  
Bedford St John EP                  
Bedford All Saints AP                  
Bedford St Peter Dunstable AP                  

Be careful! A unit may cover just the town or village, but it may include a big surrounding area. For example, in England and Wales rural districts — units with RD or RSD suffixes — may even exclude the places they are named after. The "Units covering this place" tab lists units whose boundaries contained Bedford.

Election Results

Election results are available for these constituencies associated with Bedford.

Constituencies Start Date End Date
Bedford PBCon 1832 1918
Bedfordshire Bedford PDivCon 1918 1948
Bedford CCon 1949 1982
Bedford BCon 1997

Additional constituencies that covered Bedford may be listed on the "Units covering this place" tab.

This website includes information on many different historical units, including census data and other statistics. The boundaries of these units covered Bedford:

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Bedford St Cuthbert CP/APtick tick ticktick  tick
Bedford CPtick    tick   
Bedford MBtickticktickticktickticktick  
Bedford UAtickticktickticktickticktick  
Bedford O41area  tick tick    
Bedford PLU/RegDtickticktick  tick   
Bedfordshire AdmCtickticktickticktickticktick tick
Bedfordshire AncCtick tick ticktick  tick
Bedfordshire tickticktickticktickticktick  
Bedfordshire RegCticktickticktick tick   
the East GovOftickticktickticktickticktick  
Great Britain Deptickticktickticktickticktick tick
England and Wales Deptickticktickticktickticktick tick

Click on a tick for direct access to that theme.

Election Results

Election results are available for these constituencies which covered Bedford.

Constituencies Start Date End Date
Bedford PBCon18321917
Bedfordshire Bedford PDivCon19181948
Bedford CCon19491982
North Bedfordshire CCon19831996
Bedford BCon19972009

Please note that these units are listed here because their boundaries covered the point location we hold for Bedford. You can search for units that covered the particular location you are interested in by typing a postcode into our home page, or by using our Historic maps section, zooming in, selecting the Information option, and then clicking on your location. Units will also not be listed here if we hold no computerised boundaries for them, such as Registration sub-Districts and Sanitary Districts.