Skipton Town Council


The recent sad death of former Town Mayor, Cllr Martin Emmerson, has created a Casual Vacancy in the South Ward of Skipton Town Council.

The Ward includes areas such as Middletown, Greatwood and Horse Close.

The Council now needs to fill the vacancy

Under electoral rules, a by-election will be held to fill the vacancy if a written request for such an election is received by the Returning Officer at Craven District Council within fourteen working days of 14th August - the day on which the vacancy was formally declared.

The written request must be signed by at least ten people living in Skipton South Ward. Their names must appear on the current Electoral Register for the Ward.

If no request for a by-election is received, the Town Council will fill the vacancy by co-opting a new Member onto the Council. Should this happen, the Council will invite interested persons to put their name forward for possible co-option.

A copy of the formal notice can be viewed or downloaded below:

Notice of Casual Vacancy - August 2019