Independents 6. 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 council is to be abolished on 1 April 2023 and replaced by Cumberland council. Gemma Dinsdale (Corkickle) moved from Labour to Independent in April 2022.
Next local elections