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Mayor Dave Hodgson Does
Mayor Dave Hodgson Does 'ALS Ice Bucket Challenge'
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Kingdom Investors Overview from Dave Hodgson
Kingdom Investors Overview from Dave Hodgson
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Goodbye History Teacher - Dave Hodgson (Original)
Goodbye History Teacher - Dave Hodgson (Original)
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Anglia News Police stop Funeral hearse & Bedford
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Mayor Dave Hodgson at the Bedford Riverside North Development Consultation Event
Mayor Dave Hodgson at the Bedford Riverside North Development Consultation Event
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Ruffled Feathers - Dave Hodgson (Original)
Ruffled Feathers - Dave Hodgson (Original)
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Falling Slowly - Dave Hodgson and Sara Fedullo (Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova cover)
Falling Slowly - Dave Hodgson and Sara Fedullo (Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova cover)
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Mayor Dave Hodgson Launches new Pothole Hit Squad for Bedford Borough
Mayor Dave Hodgson Launches new Pothole Hit Squad for Bedford Borough
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Look East New Bedford Mayor Dave Hodgson & Huntingdon Gymnastics Club & Daniel Keatings wins silver
Look East New Bedford Mayor Dave Hodgson & Huntingdon Gymnastics Club & Daniel Keatings wins silver
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Dave Hodgson - Live!
Dave Hodgson - Live!
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Mayor Dave Hodgson Climate Change Fund Message.avi
Mayor Dave Hodgson Climate Change Fund Message.avi
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Tell Me It Isn
Tell Me It Isn't So - Dave Hodgson (original)
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Mayor Dave Hodgson Talks About the Bedford River Valley Park Project at Public Planting Event
Mayor Dave Hodgson Talks About the Bedford River Valley Park Project at Public Planting Event
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Dave Hodgson and Shauni Johnston
Dave Hodgson and Shauni Johnston
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The Best Part - Dave Hodgson (Original)
The Best Part - Dave Hodgson (Original)
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A I Man - Dave Hodgson (Original)
A I Man - Dave Hodgson (Original)
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The Best Part - Dave Hodgson (Original) MP3
The Best Part - Dave Hodgson (Original) MP3
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A message from Dave Hodgson
A message from Dave Hodgson
::2009/09/20::
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Anglia News Dave Hodgson Bedford & Haiti earthquake Andy Serkis & Cambridge University Naked News
Anglia News Dave Hodgson Bedford & Haiti earthquake Andy Serkis & Cambridge University Naked News
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Waiting in life - Dave Hodgson (Original)
Waiting in life - Dave Hodgson (Original)
::2012/11/23::
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Hodgee Custom Shafts Dave Hodgson WITI 8june2014
Hodgee Custom Shafts Dave Hodgson WITI 8june2014
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Talk Radio Europe, The Daily with Dave Hodgson interviews Mark Dempster, Addiction Counsellor
Talk Radio Europe, The Daily with Dave Hodgson interviews Mark Dempster, Addiction Counsellor
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Dave Hodgson: Why I am standing for Mayor
Dave Hodgson: Why I am standing for Mayor
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Mayor Dave Hodgson at the Town Centre Exhibition
Mayor Dave Hodgson at the Town Centre Exhibition
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Bedfringe Vlog: Mayor Dave Hodgson
Bedfringe Vlog: Mayor Dave Hodgson
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Mayor Dave Hodgson Western Bypass Message.avi
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Take Hold of the Reigns  - Dave Hodgson (Original)
Take Hold of the Reigns - Dave Hodgson (Original)
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Dave Hodgson Bedford Mayor
Dave Hodgson Bedford Mayor
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Dave Hodgson 01
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Dave Hodgson discussed Scotland
Dave Hodgson discussed Scotland's first tea plantation with Derek Walker
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Dave Hodgson - Video Manifesto
Dave Hodgson - Video Manifesto
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A dramatic reading of Dave the farting cat
A dramatic reading of Dave the farting cat
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Dave plays Tekken Revolution: Part 7 - Paul destroys everything. NO STATS
Dave plays Tekken Revolution: Part 7 - Paul destroys everything. NO STATS
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Dave Gagner, Cody Hodgson feature
Dave Gagner, Cody Hodgson feature
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The Geek Show. Interview with Rex Crowle (Media Molecule)
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Dave plays Tekken Revolution: Part 2 - MOKUJIN RUSH! - NO STATS
Dave plays Tekken Revolution: Part 2 - MOKUJIN RUSH! - NO STATS
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Dave plays Tekken Revolution: Part 9, No Stats - Jin and Tonic
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Blindfold Mario challenge Dave vs Ben
Blindfold Mario challenge Dave vs Ben
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Dave plays Tekken Revolution: Part 3 Devil time! Statless Scrub times.
Dave plays Tekken Revolution: Part 3 Devil time! Statless Scrub times.
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Till I Die, KIM DULKA, RAYE HODGSON, DAVE FOSTER at the General Store 20120912
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Chief Constable Colette Paul completes Ice Bucket Challenge!
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David C. Hodgson
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Dave Hodgson
Dave Hodgson, Mayor of Bedford.jpg
Mayor of Bedford
Incumbent
Assumed office
15 October 2009
Preceded by Frank Branston
Personal details
Political party Liberal Democrats
Website daveformayor.org.uk

Dave Hodgson (born 21 October 1959)[1] is the directly elected mayor of the Borough of Bedford in Bedfordshire, England.[2] Hodgson is the second elected mayor to represent the Liberal Democrats in the United Kingdom.

Hodgson was elected to office in a by-election held on October 15, 2009, following the death of previous mayor, Frank Branston.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Hodgson first lived in Bedford from when he was nine years old, and he attended Mark Rutherford School, where his father was headmaster. Attaining a degree in Computing and Business, Hodgson's career outside politics has included IT, lecturing and operating his own secretarial services business.[3]

Political career[edit]

Hodgson opening the Bedford Boat Slide Weir Turbine in June 2012.

Hodgson was elected to Bedford Borough Council in 2002, representing Kingsbrook. After the 2009 local elections, Hodgson became leader of the Liberal Democrat group on the council, and was also appointed an executive member with the Portfolio for Partnerships & IT by the mayor, Frank Branston.[3]

After the death of Branston in August 2009, Hodgson was selected as the Liberal Democrat candidate for the mayoral by-election which was held on October 15, 2009. Hodgson gained 9,428 votes in the first round of the election, to his nearest opponent's 9,105. In the second round he gained a further 4,127 votes, and was declared winner.[1]

In May 2011, he was re-elected mayor for a second term, winning 19,966 in the first round to his opponent's 17,501, and then gained a further 4,325 in the second round to win by a majority of 4,966.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Hodgson lives in the Kingsbrook area of Bedford with his wife, Christine. His interests and pursuits include gardening, golf, and watching football with his wife.[3]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Frank Branston
directly elected Mayor of Bedford
2009 – Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
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