CON Hold
Party Seats Change +/-
Conservative Seats 18 Seats +/- +1
Independent Seats 9 Seats +/- 0
Liberal Democrat Seats 2 Seats +/- -1
Vacant Seats 1 Seats +/- 0

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The Great Places scheme will benefit 16 areas, with a particular focus on those hit hard by industrial decline.



Stalwart councillor resigns due to ill health

Elly Fiorentini
BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

After 17 years of serving the Aire Valley and Lothersdale, Councillor Patricia Fairbank has announced she's stepping down due to ill health.

She's been a member of Craven District Council since being elected in 2000.

She says it's been a privilege to serve the area but "due to continuing ill health I'm finding it difficult to carry out my duties. It is best for the ward if I step down".

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Due to continuing ill health I'm finding it difficult to carry out my duties"
Patricia Fairbank , Councillor for Aire Valley with Rothersdale

Councillor Richard Foster, leader of Craven District Council, said: “We are very sorry to see Pat leave the council but I understand her reasons for doing so'.

There'll be a by-election in the Aire Valley with Lothersdale ward on 4 May to coincide with the North Yorkshire County Council elections. 



Conservatives tighten their grip

The Conservatives retain control of both Harrogate and Craven councils in North Yorkshire.



Polling stations close across North Yorkshire

Polling stations close after voting takes place in council and police commissioner elections across North Yorkshire

Polling stations open in North Yorkshire

Voting takes place for two local councils in North Yorkshire and to elect the county's Police and Crime Commissioner



Conservatives hold Craven


The Conservatives have won two seats to extend their control over Craven District Council.

Labour and UKIP both picked up one seat each and the Lib Dems lost one.

The final standings are Conservatives 20, independents six, Labour two, Lib Dems one and UKIP one.



Tories retain hold on councils

The Conservatives maintain their hold on Harrogate and Craven councils in the local elections.

Tories in control


The Press Association is reporting the Conservatives have retained control of Craven District Council, where they have 18 seats out of 27, after gaining a seat from the Liberal Democrats.

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