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