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Anne Hawkesworth to stand for re-election in May

Cllr Anne Hawkesworth holds regular surgeries at the Town Hall

District Councillor Anne Hawkesworth, who represents Ilkley and Ben Rhydding as an independent on Bradford Council, has announced she will stand for re-election in May 2024.

Cllr Hawkesworth said: “I have lived in Ilkley for more than two thirds of my adult life. My late husband lived here nearly all his life. My parents in law taught generations of Ilkley children and my cricketer son Nick Sheard played for Ben Rhydding CC.

“I am proud to have livened Ilkley's streets by making them more than just a thoroughfare by introducing markets, festivals and events.

“I have recently been very proactive in a fight against isolation for residents by introducing Thursday Club, Talking Bench at Sparrow Park and encouraging an ex-service Breakfast Club.

“I am consulted regularly by residents on the street or at Supermarkets.

“I live in the community I represent on Bradford Council - and that is the way I think it should be.”

Cllr Hawkesworth was first elected to Bradford Council as a Conservative in 1990, in 2013 she went Independent. Cllr Hawkesworth is one of three District Councillor representing Ilkley and Ben Rhydding on Bradford Council.

The term for election in May 2024 is only for two years due to an 'all out' in 2026. The 'all out' is triggered because of the boundary changes.

Further details of the elections on Thursday 2 May 2024 are available on the Bradford Council website:


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