Craven District Council

Craven District Council

Elections 2018

The next scheduled elections in Craven are due to take place on Thursday 3rd May 2018.

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)



Statement of Persons Nominated for District Elections

Statement of Persons Nominated for Parish Elections

Notice of Uncontested Parish Elections

Notice of Uncontested Parish Election - Ribblebanks

Notice of Election Agents and Offices


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.

Notice of Election for District Council seats

Notice of Election for Parish Council seats

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

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.