How To Become a Councillor

Except where a by-election is called to fill a Casual Vacancy on the Council, Members are elected once every four years.

The latest elections took place on 2nd May 2019 - and the next scheduled elections will take place in May 2023.

Councillors are unpaid and Skipton Town Council does not generally pay any allowances to its Councillors, however they undertake a vital role in the community, shaping local policies and helping to improve the Town for its residents.

Being a Councillor will occupy some of your spare time - and there is a legal requirement to attend meetings. It is possible, though, to become a Councillor alongside a full-time job.

If you are interested in becoming a Councillor, you should contact the office for further information. The Council's Chief Officer will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

You do not have to represent any political party, individuals can stand in their own right as independent Members of the Council. If you do wish to represent a political party, you will need to have their approval and should contact them direct.