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Do you want to be a councillor?

Craven District Council is holding an information session for people who are interested in standing for North Yorkshire County Council.

The event takes place on Tuesday March 14, and is for prospective candidates and their agents.

County Council elections take place on Thursday May 4, to elect County Councillors who will serve for a four-year term of office.

The wards where elections will be held are Airedale, Mid-Craven, North Craven, Skipton East, Ribblesdale, Skipton West and South Craven.

Craven Council Chief Executive, Paul Shevlin, who will be a Deputy County Returning Officer at the elections, said: "I would encourage any person who is interested in seeking election as a County Councillor to come to the information session, which will cover who is qualified or disqualified from standing, the nomination process, rules about spending and campaigning and how the election and count is managed."

The information session will take place in the Alexandra Room, 1 Belle Vue Square, Skipton, on March 14 at 5pm.

To stand for election a candidate must submit a valid nomination paper to the Deputy County Returning Officer between March 20 and April 4, signed by 10 local electors.

In addition to the information session, details of how to stand as a candidate and information about the election are published on the Craven District Council website.