Labour names its team for County Council Elections

Craven District councillors Peter Madeley, Bill Mercer and Chris Rose will be among the six strong Labour team contesting the Craven seats in the North Yorkshire County Council elections on May 4.

Peter Madeley, who has represented Skipton West on Craven Council since 2014, will be standing in the Skipton West district; Bill Mercer, who won Cowling for Labour in last year’s district council elections, will be standing in the Airedale District, which includes Cowling; and Chris Rose, who also won a seat on Craven District Council last year, will be standing in East Skipton, where she lives.

Settle resident Mike Rose will be standing for Labour in the Ribblesdale District, which covers Hellifield, Long Preston and Horton in Ribblesdale as well as Settle; John Pope will be standing in Mid-Craven; and Vincent Keirle will be the Labour candidate in South Craven.

Peter Madeley said: “Last year Labour candidates made a strong showing across Craven.

“We now have three district councillors and we are starting to put real pressure on the Tory administration.

“We aim to carry that forward in the county council elections showing that Labour stands up for local people.

“North Yorkshire is England’s largest county. It has exceptional needs, in terms of health and social care, education and transport for instance. But far from recognising those needs the Tory government has imposed cuts on local authorities even greater than those on services provided centrally. What Craven needs is a strong Labour presence at county hall.”

Contact details:  Peter Madeley 07432 097617

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