ANDREW Knight will contest Craven ward for Labour at the May Bradford Council elections.

The ward includes Silsden, Steeton-with-Eastburn and Addingham.

“I am delighted to be selected as the Labour candidate for Craven ward,” says Mr Knight, 37.

“With close friends, old colleagues and ancient family history in Silsden, I feel a genuine affinity for the area. I’m already involved with supporting the local community and I am participating in a number of campaigns, primarily around infrastructure, the environment and public service needs.”

Mr Knight, who lives with his partner and three children in Haworth, is head of data and analytics for a logistics company.

He has previously worked for the Skipton Building Society.

Also, he has carried out voluntary work as a trustee for a mental health charity in Bradford and has served as a special constable with West Yorkshire Police.

Bradford Council is currently Labour-controlled.

The authority comprises 52 Labour councillors, 21 Conservatives, six Liberal Democrats, six Greens, two Bradford South independents, two independents, and an Ilkley independent.