Leyburn Town Council

Market Town & Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales


Leyburn Town Council is calling on residents, passionate about their community to stand in the local elections in 2019.

What do councillors do?

Councillors are the champions of their community and give residents a voice on the decisions the council makes. Becoming a councillor will allow you to make a real difference in your community by engaging with residents, local groups and businesses to find out their needs; making decisions on which services and projects the council should take forward; and getting involved locally to ensure the services are meeting your community’s needs.

How long does it take?

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) Local Councillor Census Survey found that councillors put aside, on average, three hours a week for council work. This often includes attending meetings, engaging with residents and speaking on behalf of the council to other bodies.

Can I stand?

There are only a few rules to stand for election. You must be:

  • • A British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth, or the European Union
  • • 18 years of age or older
  • • Live in an area that is served by a local council

How can I get involved?

Contact Leyburn Town Council at Thornborough Hall, Leyburn on 01969 622561 to find out more or visit www.nalc.gov.uk/elections

Town Councillors

Chairman: Richard Andrew Sanderson

Deputy Chairman: Sue Medley

John Begley

Suzanne Marie Douthwaite

Ian Richard Pace

Derek Edwin Riley

Andrew Robert Waites

Paul Daniel Wood


Please click on name to view a councillor's register of interests (see below for details).

All Councillors can be contacted c/o the Town Council office, details under Contact.

Code of Conduct

Pursuant to s27 of the 2011 Localism Act, the Town Council have adopted a new Code of Conduct with effect from 1st July 2012 which complies with provisions of s28 of the 2011 Act.

Register of Interests

The Monitoring Officer of a Town/Parish Council's principal authority is responsible for establishing and maintaining a register of interests of the Town/Parish Council's members and co-opted members.

From 1st July 2012 under the Localism Act 2011 the process for registering an interest changed and members must register a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest under The Relevant Authorities (Disclosable Pecuniary Interests Resulations 2012, SI 2012/1464

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