Independents 5. West Cumbria coast, including Whitehaven and also the Sellafield nuclear complex which is the main local employer. Inland includes some of the Lake District. Mike Starkie has been Independent Mayor since 2015.
The Secretary of State intends to abolish the council and incorporate it into a west Cumbria unitary council. Charles Maudling (Whitehaven Central) moved from Independent to Conservative in June 2021.
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