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Please note: This site covers the period that I was a Member of Parliament from May 2010 to June 2017. 

Bedford Corn Exchange

Richard at Indian Republic Day Celebrations at Bedford Corn Exchange

Indian Republic Day Celebrations at Bedford Corn Exchange

At the end of January, Richard joined hundreds of local people at Bedford Corn Exchange to celebrate Indian Republic Day.

To mark the day, guests were treated to traditional folk music and Bhangra dance, performed by local Indian community groups, as well as a variety of traditional Indian food.

Richard said:

“I was delighted to celebrate Republic Day with the Indian Community in Bedford – it was a very positive, colourful and vibrant event and a fitting way to recognise the contribution the Indian community makes to our town.”