SIR - I wish to thank all those residents of Skipton North who supported me at the election and family, friends and colleagues who helped my campaign.

I am disappointed not to have been re-elected to Craven Council but I am pleased that the Conservative team there will be able to continue the good work being done to benefit the people of Craven, including on Skipton Town Hall, the canal towpath, the Station area and hopefully shortly the new Local Plan being adopted.

I enjoyed serving the people of Skipton North and, as Deputy Leader, the whole of Craven. I look forward to continuing to serve Skipton North on Skipton Town Council.

John Dawson

Gainsborough Court