J David Whalley

President & Interim Deputy Chair Political


David who is a long standing member of the Association was asked if he would do the Association the ''honours" of becoming the new President as there had been a vacancy since the death of Cllr Kelly in the Spring of 2014.

David readily agreed and has been President since March 2017.  David's other roles have been Association Treasurer as well being a member of the Buildings Committee the Committee that oversees the upkeep of the building.

See Also

Cllr Mike P Gibbons

Association Chairman

Cllr Gibbons - known as Mike took over the Chair of the Association in 2015 soon after the General Election.  Mike in many ways has been associated with the Association for well over 20 years when then he was Chairman also besides many other roles in the day to day running of the Association.  Mi

Martin Smith

Deputy Chair Membership

Martin is a highly valued member of the Keighley and Ilkley team. With 32 years of consecutive service to Ilkley, as a Bradford District Councillor, his experience of campaigning and local politics is expansive.