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Coordinates: 54°38′24″N 3°24′43″W / 54.640°N 3.412°W
Allerdale is a non-metropolitan district of Cumbria, England, with borough status. Its council is based in Workington and the borough has a population of 93,492 according to the 2001 census.
The Borough of Allerdale was formed under the
Local Government Act 1972, on 1 April 1974 by the merger of the municipal borough of Workington, the urban districts of Maryport, Cockermouth and Keswick; and the rural districts of Cockermouth and Wigton, all of which were within the administrative county of Cumberland. In 1995 Allerdale was granted borough status.
The name derives from the ancient region of Allerdale, represented latterly by the two
wards of Cumberland, called Allerdale above Derwent and Allerdale below Derwent.
Politics [ edit ]
Elections to the borough council are held every four years with 56
councillor being elected from 31 wards. No party has had a majority on the council since Labour lost their majority at the 2003 election. As of the 2011 election, and following a number of by-elections and defections, the council is composed of the following councillors:- [1 ] [2 ] [3 ]
Parishes [ edit ]
The district is divided into the following
Broughton Moor, Buttermere
Caldbeck, Camerton, Cockermouth, Crosscanonby
Dean, Dearham, Dundraw
Gilcrux, Great Clifton, Greysouthen
Hayton and Mealo, Holme Abbey, Holme East Waver, Holme Low, Holme St Cuthbert
Ireby and Uldale
Keswick, Kirkbampton, Kirkbride
Little Clifton, Lorton, Loweswater
Oughterside and Allerby
Seaton, Sebergham, Setmurthy, Silloth on Solway, St John's Castlerigg and Wythburn
Waverton, Westnewton, Westward, Wigton, Winscales, Woodside, Workington, Wythop
References [ edit ]