Deputy Mayor

Cllr Farrell who has farming, legal profession and show business background finally settled in Houghton Regis in 1989 with her late husband and part-time step children.

Yvonne was first elected in the May 2018 by-election and was re-elected in the local elections in May of 2019. She was also elected as a Councillor for Central Bedfordshire Council. She has run her own business as an entertainment advisor for many years.

Yvonne has many interests and her extremely diverse background helps with her being an active member of the Corporate Services and Environment and Leisure committees. Another area of dedication is keeping people safe and well and she is often seen wearing a hi viz jacket as a member of the Watch groups patrolling the streets and trouble spots of Houghton Regis or educating motorists to slow down!  

Having two elderly parents, one with dementia of the Alzheimer’s type, she is caring and considerate with residents who struggle sometimes. Working with the local authorities for people with mental health problems has widened her knowledge in this area.

 Her motto

Onwards and upwards, think positive and never look back.”