Labour to contest all 11 seats up for election in Craven this spring

Labour is the only party contesting all the 11 seats on Craven District Council that are subject to election on May 2.

As well as defending the seat of Labour Group Leader Peter Madeley in Skipton West, Labour will also be standing in the three other Skipton seats. Union officer Brian McDaid will be our candidate in Skipton South;  train driver Adrian Lunn will be flying the Labour flag in Skipton North and teacher Gerardo Iannaccone will be the Labour candidate in Skipton East.

Outside Skipton, lorry driver David Grace will be contesting Bentham; Bob Holland will be representing Labour in Embsay and Eastby; former teacher Paula Derry will be standing for Gargrave and Malhamdale; author and journalist Paul Routledge will again be contesting Glusburn; whilst retired training consultant John Pope is standing in Sutton. West Craven will be contested by  former union official Geraldine Reardon and the by election in Upper Wharfedale is being fought for Labour by graphic artist Virpi Kettu.

Labour will also be running a strong campaign to strengthen our team of councillors on Skipton Town Council where all 16 seats are subject to election on May 2.

Peter Madeley and Alan Hickman will be defending the seats they hold in Skipton West, where they are hoping to be joined by local residents John Pope and Gerardo Iannaccone. Brian McDaid, Elizabeth Sessford and Claire Ling are our candidates in Skipton South, whilst Virpi Kettu will be contesting Skipton North, where she performed well in last year’s by election.

Labour candidates ready for the campaign

Many of our candidates now have their own facebook pages. You can follow them through these links

Adrian Lunn

Paula Derry

Claire Ling

Elizabeth Sessford

Brian McDaid

Gerardo Iannaccone

Peter Madeley

Virpi Kettu

Some of our candidates have also made videos introducing themselves. Here is one by mother and daughter Elizabeth Sessford and Claire Ling Elizabeth and Claire – the video


Campaign materials are all promoted by Mike Smith on behalf of Labour Candidates in Craven all at 12 The Green, Settle, BD24 9HL.



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