Normally any vacancy arising between elections is filled by co-option unless ten electors request a by-election. The cost of a full by-election is charged to the parish; the co-option process has no cost.
The current members of the council are:
|Lead Responsibilities||Contact Number|
|Nicholas Fawcett (Chairman)||Code of Conduct, Defra - based matters, Freedom of Information, , Register of Interests,||541178|
|Tony Blackmore (Vice-Chairman)||Environment and Sustainability||845985|
|Pete O'Brien||Website, licencing|
|Owen Milligan||Planning, Northway Field, Health & Safety Inspections, playarea||841121|
|Sue Park||CPRE, Open Spaces Society, Yorkshire Rural Community Council||844364|
|Andy Poulter||Footpaths, Enviromental Issues|
Nominated representatives on other bodies:
Leeds Branch, Yorkshire Local councils Association: Cllr Fawcett and the clerk
Charity of Richard Dawson: Cllrs Fawcett and Park
Village Hall Management Committee: Cllr Milligan
Diggles First Fruits: Mr A. Pennington and Mrs G Allan
Leeds North East (Outer) Area Committee Forum: Cllr Fawcett
Clifford Community Amateur Sports Club committee: Cllr Blackmore.
Clifford Allotment Holders Association: Mr A. Shaw.
Council Committees/Working Groups:
Planning Working Group - Cllr Milligan, Cllr Park, Cllr Watson and Cllr James Lund
Sports Facilities Management Group:
Cllrs O'Brien (Chairman), Cllr Blackmore, representatives from Clifford Football Club and representative from Clifford Scouting.
Buses & Byways Working Group:, Cllr Poulter and John Curtin with community representatives.