South Lakeland

  • Council Control: LD
  • Conservatives 14
  • Labour 3
  • Liberal Democrats 32
  • Green 1
  • Vacant 1

Contains most of the Lake District, plus the town of Kendal. Also includes Sedbergh, formerly in Yorkshire, and Ulverston in Furness, birthplace of Stan Laurel.

Kendal North has a byelection on 23 September (also held by the Liberal Democrats). The Liberal Democrats held Grange at a byelection on 12 August. The Secretary of State intends to abolish the council and incorporate it into an east Cumbria unitary council. At a byelection on 6 May, the Liberal Democrats gained Broughton and Coniston from the Conservatives. Elections due in 2021 have been postponed by a year to allow a consultation on unitary local government in Cumbria.

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Lowther Street, Kendal LA9 4UF

01539 733333


Council Tax (Band D)

Upper tier authority