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Martin Bedford

East Cliff and Springbourne


Born and Bred

I’m very much a local lad, having been born here, and having lived in Springbourne as a child.

I live locally, and my family has been brought up locally and educated in local schools.

What happens here in this area affects my family and me.

I have served the community for many years through its churches, charities, and campaigns, here in our home and nationally.

Having worked in the Probation Service for many years, I understand the negative impact of crime and antisocial behaviour, as well as its causes.


I’m passionate about many things: inequality, poverty, housing, antisocial behaviour homelessness, as well as the right for all of us to live safely in our homes within our community.

I retired after a life of public service and as a committed trade unionist, and want to continue my commitment to public service, serving the people of East Cliff and Springbourne with my skills, energy, and passion.

I’m proud of my town and I’ll fight for it and its residents.


I’ve worked hard in this community my whole life: in the Royal Mail, the railways, the Probation Service, and the Ministry of Justice.

I’ve stood up for people’s rights in my union as an officer and a workplace representative.

As a family, with my wife and daughters, we’ve had a lifelong commitment to supporting the most vulnerable in society, from the elderly to the very young, in hospitals and helping to create safer communities freer from crime, all in our local community.


I aim to be elected to serve the people of East Cliff and Springbourne.

I want to maintain and improve our amenities, our access to health and social care, our streets, and our quality of life.

And I want to do that in an accountable, clear, inclusive and honest manner, combating  prejudice and self-interest wherever it lies.

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