FORMER barrister and circuit judge Peter Charlesworth has been re-elected chairman of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) for the next year.

Mr Charlesworth is a trustee and former chairman of the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust and is a member of the Council of Management of the Yorkshire Dales Society. In addition, he is chairman of the Rugby League Disciplinary Panel.

Members also elected planning committee chairman Harold Brown as deputy chairman for a second term.

Mr Brown is a farmer from Grinton and has been chairman of Grinton Parish Council since 1975. He is also a member of various organisations and committees including the Country Landowners Association and the Yorkshire Agricultural Society.