Skipton Town Council

Your Councillors

Elections for Skipton Town Council take place every FOUR years.

The most recent took place on 7th May 2015 to elect sixteen Councillors to serve on the Council for a period of four years to May 2019.

Skipton Parish is divided into four Wards and four Councillors serve in each of those Wards.

Contact details for each of the Councillors are shown below, together with details of any positions they hold on the Council.

Any Casual Vacancies which arise on the Council will be advertised formally by the Chief Officer.



North Ward

Four Councillors serve the North Ward of Skipton Town Council. They are:

Councillor Paul WHITAKER (Conservative)
Chairman Environment & Planning Committee
Glendale, 59 Grassington Road, SKIPTON, BD23 1LL
(01756) 709531

Councillor John DAWSON (Conservative)
Vice-Chairman Public services Committee
42 Gainsborough Court, SKIPTON, BD23 1QG
(01756) 700151

Councillor Calvin DOW (Independent)
The Castle Inn, 2 Mill Bridge, SKIPTON, BD23 1NJ
(01756) 790155

Councillor Jonathan KERR (Conservative)
31 Bright Street, SKIPTON, BD23 1QQ
(07766) 245440


East Ward

Four Councillors serve the East Ward of Skipton Town Council. They are:

Councillor Pamela HESELTINE (Conservative)
10 Nelson Street, SKIPTON, BD23 2DT
(01756) 700165

Councillor Eric JAQUIN (Liberal Democrat)
11 Grassington Road, SKIPTON, BD23 1LL
(01756) 799684

Councillor Chris HARBRON (Conservative)
Leader of the Council
10 Nelson Street, SKIPTON, BD23 2DT
(07825) 987757

Councillor Wendy CLARK (Conservative)
Vice-Chairman Audit & Scrutiny Committee
28, Regent Crescent, SKIPTON, BD23 2HR
(01756) 798077


South Ward

Four Councillors serve the South Ward of Skipton Town Council. They are:

Councillor Robert G HESELTINE (Independent)
Deputy Leader of the Council
Chairman Public Services Committee

The Ginnel Place, Newmarket Street, SKIPTON, BD23 2JB
(01756) 701243

Councillor Karen McINTYRE (Independent)
Vice-Chairman Finance & Policy Committee
52 Roughaw Road, SKIPTON, BD23 2QA
(01756) 797588

Councillor Martin EMMERSON (Independent)
Town Mayor & Chairman of the Council
4 Greatwood Avenue, SKIPTON, BD23 2RU
(01756) 701304

Councillor Gordon BELL (Independent)
39 Western Road, SKIPTON, BD23 2RU
(01756) 790155


West Ward

Four Councillors serve the West Ward of Skipton Town Council. They are:

Councillor Christopher CLARK (Conservative)
3 Crossley Place, SKIPTON, BD23 1PZ
(07967) 307936

Councillor Andrew RANKINE (Independent)
Deputy Town Mayor
44 Rombalds Drive, SKIPTON, BD23 2SP
(01756) 700848

Councillor Peter MADELEY (Labour)
Shadow Leader of the Council
Chairman Audit & Scrutiny Committee

17 Alexandra Court, SKIPTON, BD23 2RG
(01756) 797951

Councillor Alan HICKMAN (Labour)
Vice-Chairman Environment & Planning Committee
1 The Farm, Keighley Road, SKIPTON, BD23 2QT
(01756) 700565


Members' Register of Interests

All Members of Skipton Town Council are, by law, required to complete a register of their personal interests. This will include, generally, details of any employment or business activities, membership of any public bodies, clubs or organisations and the details of any property interests.

The records are maintained by Craven District Council, but it is the responsibility of each individual Councillor to complete the register and to ensure that information is kept up-to-date.

Copies of the Members' Registers will be available to view on this website in the near future - but can be viewed on request at the Town Council's offices .