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Council By-Elections

Councillor Chris Knowles-Fitton has resigned from Craven District Council with effect from 25th March 2015.

The resignation will trigger a by-election for the Barden Fell Ward. Craven District Council Returning Officer, Paul Shevlin said " I will be publishing a notice of a casual vacancy for the Barden Fell ward  and if I receive a request for an election signed by two electors by 31st March  a by-election will be held alongside Parliamentary, District and Parish elections on 7th May"

By-elections will also be held on 7th May, if requested,  for the Settle and Ribblebanks Ward and Upper Wharfedale wards following the deaths of Councillor Donald Whaites and Councillor John Roberts. In all three cases the Councillors elected in a by election will serve until ordinary elections in 2016.