FORMER barrister and circuit judge Peter Charlesworth has been re-elected chairman of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority for the another year.

Mr Charlesworth is a trustee and former chairman of the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust and is a member of the Council of Management of the Yorkshire Dales Society. In addition, he is chairman of the Rugby League Disciplinary Panel.

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

Mr Brown, a farmer, is a prominent member of the Country Landowners’ Association and the Yorkshire Agricultural Society.