Local People in our Local Party



A local party run by local members


We have a team of committed members who run the local party and coordinate activities. They are elected or appointed every year under a constitution. Bentham group is part of the local party but meets and organises informally in Bentham area - see the Bentham page.

We have teams for some areas for elections.

Green Team for North Craven - Sarah Wiltshire and others

Green Team for Skipton - Claire Nash and David Noland

Green team for South Craven - Andy Brown and Stephen Morton


Local Contact - Cllr Andy Brown

Andy is Cllr for Aire Valley with Lothersdale, winning by just 8 votes. He maintains our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SkiptonandCravenGreenParty. He can be contacted on craven.greens @gmail.com or by phone on 07886 858038. He was our general election candidate for Skipton & Ripon in 2015 and in 2017 and is prospective candidate for 2019. He is the elected councillor to Craven District Council for Aire Valley and Lothersdale Ward.

His career was in further education and skills and he was deputy head at Keighley College. He is retired and has lived in Cononley for 20 years.  He keeps bees and plays guitar in his spare time, and writes a column on bees for the Yorkshire Post.  

Co-Ordinator - Claire Nash

Claire moved to Skipton in 2006 after being a Green Party councillor in Leeds. She is now a town councillor in Skipton.  She has campaigned on issues such as environment, fuel poverty, transport and peace for many years and was an early member of Friends of the Earth. She was active in Green politics in Leeds from 1978 to 2006 and in 2011/2012 decided to get active in Skipton and with another member set up the local party in 2012. She took over as Co-ordinator in 2015.

Contact her on 01756 700096 or at craven.greens@gmail.com


Election Agent - Stephen Morton

Stephen is a retired health worker who since retirement in 2016 has stood for local elections for the Green Party several times and now assists in organising election campaigns - expecially the paperwork.

Social Media - nobody

Unfortunately we lost our young social media wizard who had to move away for work. Always a problem in Craven.

Our Twitter account @greencraven is maintained by Claire Nash.

Treasurer - Jill Woollacott

Jill has been Treasurer for several years and regularly turns out to support events and activities or to leaflet in her ward. 

 Cllr David Noland

David is a teacher and father of two, a keen cyclist and cricketer. He is our second Green Party member on Craven District Council, elected in 2019 for Skipton North ward.