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

Mr Charlesworth is a trustee and former chairman of the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust and member of the Council of Management of the Yorkshire Dales Society – and in addition is chairman of the Rugby League disciplinary panel.

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