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Harrogate Borough Council Elections

tickHarrogate Borough Council has elections each year (for three years) when a third of the council is up for election. Harrogate Borough Councillors are elected for a four-year team. In the fourth year, North Yorkshire County Council holds its elections

Details of councillors up for election on 3 May 2012 are listed below. This year there are only elections in the rural wards, there are no elections in the urban areas of Harrogate, Knaresborough and Ripon:

Ward Current councillor Party

  • Bishop Monkton Ian Galloway Conservative
  • Boroughbridge Robert Windass*** Conservative
  • Claro Anthony Alton* Conservative
  • Killinghall Michael Harrison* Conservative
  • Kirkby Malzeard Margaret Atkinson Conservative
  • Lower Nidderdale Christine Hill Conservative
  • Marston Moor John Savage Liberal Councillor
  • Mashamshire Nigel Simms** Conservative
  • Newby Nick Brown* Conservative
  • Nidd Valley Les Ellington **** Conservative
  • Ouseburn Martin Leather *** Conservative
  • Pateley Bridge Stan Beer Lib Dem Group
  • Ribston Caroline Bayliss* Conservative
  • Spofforth with Lower Wharfedale Shirley Fawcett Conservative
  • Washburn Richard Grange **** Conservative
  • Wathvale Chris Brown MBE**** Conservative

* members of the council’s Cabinet:

– Cllr Alton Cabinet Member for Resources: Cllr Harrison Cabinet Member for the Environment: Cllr Nick Brown Cabinet Member for Public Protection and Rural Affairs: Cllr Bayliss Cabinet Member for Cultural Services

** chair of Planning Committee

*** Cllr Windass is Mayor Elect and Cllr Martin Leather, Deputy Mayor Elect

**** Cllrs Les Ellington, Richard Grange and Chris Brown are not seeking re-election and will stand down from the council on 3 May 2012

Current make up of the council

The council is currently a Conservative administration. The number of members in each party is as follows:

  • 34 Conservatives
  • 17 Liberal democrats
  • 2 Independents
  • 1 Liberal Councillor

Last date for nominations – 12 noon Wednesday 4 April 2012

The Count

The verification and counting will take place from 9.30 am on Friday, 4 May 2012 at Harrogate International Centre. It is expected that the count for the Borough Council seats will be finished by lunchtime. There are a number of parish council elections being held as well and the verification and count will also take place on 4 May.


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