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We are Skipton & Ripon Liberal Democrats, representing the Liberal Democrats in the District of Craven, and wards across the Borough of Harrogate!


Victory May 2022

Last Thursday Liberal Democrat candidates won 12 seats on the North Yorkshire County Council, including Ripon Ure Bank and Spa and Pateley Bridge and Nidderdale wards, and 8 wards in the Harrogate area. In 12 months this will become the new unitary North Yorkshire Authority. Prior to these elections there were only 3 Lib Dem members on the whole council. Now the Tories only have a slim overall majority of 4.

We contested seats right across the constituency from Bentham and Ingleton on the west to Wathvale and Bishop Monkton in the east.


Still only 35-45% of eligible voters use their vote in local elections. The British Psychological Society has published an article discussing why this might be and how voter apathy might be overcome. You can download the article here.


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From Bentham to Dishforth, Pateley Bridge to Cowling, we're in your corner, working to build a fairer, greener, more caring United Kingdom.

Check out our recent Party Political Broadcast - outlining our vision for a better future, a better United Kingdom.

It's been a tough year - not helped by how the Government has handled things. But the pandemic has shown what a caring, and generous country we are. As we come through this difficult time, Liberal Democrats will be on your side - fighting for a fairer, more caring United Kingdom.

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