In total, nine seats on Craven District Council are up for election, as well as all out elections in twenty two parishes*. Elections are scheduled for 3rd May in the following areas:
|District Ward||Parish/Town Council|
|Aire Valley with Lothersdale||
Bradleys Both (7 seats)
Cononley (7 seats)
Farnhill (7 seats)
Lothersdale (5 seats)
Bentham (11 Seats)
Burton-in-Lonsdale (7 seats)
|Gargrave and Malhamdale||
Coniston Cold (5 seats)
Gargrave (9 seats)
Kirkby Malhamdale (9 seats)
|Glusburn||Glusburn and Cross Hills (10 seats)|
|Hellifield and Long Preston||
Hellifield (7 seats)
Long Preston (7 seats)
|Ingleton and Clapham||
Austwick (5 seats)
Clapham-cum-Newby (6 seats)
Ingleton (10 seats)
Thornton-in-Lonsdale (5 seats)
Giggleswick (9 seats)
Horton-in-Ribblesdale (7 seats)
Stainforth (5 seats)
|Settle and Ribblebanks||
Langcliffe (7 seats)
Ribblebanks (5 seats)
Settle (11 seats)
The following are some key dates/deadlines for the upcoming elections:
Thursday 15th March - An open drop-in session at the council's offices at Belle Vue Square between 10am and 12pm and 2pm and 4pm for anyone thinking of standing as a candidate in the elections, but wants more information. At 5.30pm, there will be a more formal briefing presentation also at Belle Vue Square for candidates and agents on what to expect if you decide to become a candidate.
Tuesday 27th March - The notice of election is published and the window for candidates to submit their nomination papers begins.
Friday 6th April - The deadline for candidates to submit their nomination papers is at 4pm on this day.
Monday 9th April - The list of candidates for each area must be published by 4pm on this day.
Friday 13th April - Postal votes are dispatched to those who have applied to vote by post before the end of March 2018.
Monday 16th April - Postal packs are dispatched for Ingleton and Lothersdale Parish elections.
Tuesday 17th April - If you are not currently registered to vote, you must register by this date to be able to vote on 3rd May. To register, go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
Wednesday 18th April - The deadline to apply for a postal vote is at 5pm on this day.
Friday 20th April - Final dispatch of postal votes to those applying just before the deadline.
Wednesday 25th April - The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is at 5pm on this day
Thursday 3rd May - ELECTION DAY!
*A parish will only have an election if there are more candidates than the number of seats available.