SILSDEN Town Councillor David Loud has been chosen to contest the Craven Ward seat (which includes Addingham) for Labour in the upcoming Bradford Council Elections in May.

Mr Loud, who has lived in Silsden for over 20 years with his wife and two sons, said: “I am concerned about the seemingly endless unsustainable amount of house building that is taking place. Protecting the Greenfields and environments of Addingham will be my top priority.

“As a town councillor I have been exploring all avenues to try and get a direct bus service route between Silsden, Cross Hills and Skipton. I am committed to ensuring that Craven’s position on the extremes of both the Metropolitan area and West Yorkshire do not restrict investment into the ward.”

Local MP, John Grogan said “David is already an experienced and effective town councillor. He is active in his community and will stop at nothing to make sure resident concerns are heard. If elected he will be a strong distinct voice within the Labour Group of Councillors at City Hall championing the more rural parts of the district.”