Welcome

Welcome to the website of Skipton and Ripon CLP.

Skipton and Ripon CLP incorporates the branches of Skipton and Sutton, Arnclife, Ripon and Settle.

If you are a Labour Party supporter in this area, please contact us. We meet regularly, stand candidates in elections, debate policy and try to make a difference.

Join the Labour Party here!

Email a local committee member here!

THIS JUNE WE ARE CONTESTING SEVEN SEATS ON NORTH YORKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL (details below)

WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR VIEWS ON THE POLICIES OUTLINED BELOW. PLEASE COMMENT

Sunday, 31 May 2009

Vote to stop the BNP

Today I had two more BNP leaflets through my letter-box. I think that makes 8 in total. They are clearly targetting Skipton in the hope to maximise votes for the European elections. Contrast the 8 BNP leaflets with an average of two from the other parties (one local, one European) and in fact no Liberal Democrat or UKIP at all yet.

I was pleased to see the editor of the Craven Herald in his editorial this week echoing points I made in a letter to the paper the previous week (scroll down to 'fascism threat').

Let's not forget what the BNP are actually all about.

Monday, 18 May 2009

North Yorkshire County Council Elections June 4th 2009



This June we are contesting all seven seats in the Craven area in the North Yorkshire County Council elections.

Your Labour candidates are:

James Austin - Ribblesdale

Robert Battison - South Craven

James Black - Mid Craven

Christine Brackley - North Craven

Graeme Hitchen - Airedale

Peter Madeley - Skipton West

Duncan Hall - Skipton East

Please pose questions to any of our candidates in the comments section below and we will endeavour to answer you as soon as possible.

This year we are standing on:

· Protecting our environment
· Improving public transport and road safety
· Excellent education for all and fair access
· Commitment to recycling
· Sound finances and responsible local government

We urge everybody to vote in the County Council and European elections. A low turnout helps the fascist BNP.