List of Parliamentary constituencies in Cumbria

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The county of Cumbria, is divided into 6 Parliamentary constituencies - 1 Borough constituency for the City of Carlisle and 5 County constituencies.

Constituencies[edit]

      † Conservative       ‡ Labour       ¤ Liberal Democrat

Name Turnout Majority[nb 1] Member of Parliament Nearest opposition Electoral wards[1] Map
Barrow and Furness 44,124 5,208   John Woodcock   John Gough† Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council: Barrow Island, Central, Dalton North, Dalton South, Hawcoat, Hindpool, Newbarns, Ormsgill, Parkside, Risedale, Roosecote, Walney North, Walney South. South Lakeland District Council: Broughton, Crake Valley, Low Furness & Swarthmoor, Ulverston Central, Ulverston East, Ulverston North, Ulverston South, Ulverston Town, Ulverston West.
A small constituency in the south of the county. It includes a long but very thin island to the west of the mainland part of the constituency.
Carlisle 42,200 853 John Stevenson Michael Boaden‡ Carlisle City Council: Belah, Belle Vue, Botcherby, Burgh, Castle, Currock, Dalston, Denton Holme, Harraby, Morton, St Aidans, Stanwix Urban, Upperby, Wetheral, Yewdale.
A small constituency, to the north of the centre of the county.
Copeland 42,787 3,833 Jamie Reed Chris Whiteside† Allerdale Borough Council: Crummock, Dalton, Derwent Valley, Keswick. Copeland Borough Council: Arlecdon, Beckermet, Bootle, Bransty, Cleator Moor North, Cleator Moor South, Distington, Egremont North, Egremont South, Ennerdale, Frizington, Gosforth, Harbour, Haverigg, Hensingham, Hillcrest, Holborn Hill, Kells, Millom Without, Mirehouse, Moresby, Newtown, St Bees, Sandwith, Seascale.
A medium-sized constituency found in the south west of the county.
Penrith and The Border 45,087 11,904 Rory Stewart Peter Thornton¤ Allerdale Borough Council: Warnell, Wigton. Carlisle City Council: Brampton, Great Corby and Geltsdale, Hayton, Irthing, Longtown & Rockcliffe, Lyne, Stanwix Rural. Eden District Council: Alston Moor, Appleby (Appleby), Appleby (Bongate), Askham, Brough, Crosby Ravensworth, Dacre, Eamont, Greystoke, Hartside, Hesket, Kirkby Stephen, Kirkby Thore, Kirkoswald, Langwathby, Lazonby, Long Marton, Morland, Orton With Tebay, Penrith Carleton, Penrith East, Penrith North, Penrith Pategill, Penrith South, Penrith West, Ravenstonedale, Shap, Skelton, Ullswater, Warcop.
A large constituency, comprising the north and east of the county, and almost entirely surrounding a smaller constituency in the north.
Westmorland and Lonsdale 51,487 12,264 Tim Farron¤ Gareth McKeever† South Lakeland District Council: Arnside & Beetham, Burneside, Burton & Holme, Cartmel, Coniston, Crooklands, Grange, Hawkshead, Holker, Kendal Castle, Kendal Far Cross, Kendal Fell, Kendal Glebelands, Kendal Heron Hill, Kendal Highgate, Kendal Kirkland, Kendal Mintsfeet, Kendal Nether, Kendal Oxenholme, Kendal Parks, Kendal Stonecross, Kendal Strickland, Kendal Underley, Kirkby Lonsdale, Lakes Ambleside, Lakes Grasmere, Levens, Lyth Valley, Milnthorpe, Natland, Sedbergh, Staveley-in-Cartmel, Staveley-in-Westmorland, Whinfell, Windermere Applethwaite, Windermere Bowness North, Windermere Bowness South, Windermere Town.
A medium-to-large constituency in the south of the county.
Workington 39,259 4,575 Tony Cunningham Judith Pattinson† Allerdale Borough Council: All Saints, Aspatria, Boltons, Broughton St Bridget’s, Christchurch, Clifton, Ellen, Ellenborough, Ewanrigg, Flimby, Harrington, Holme, Marsh, Moorclose, Moss Bay, Netherhall, St John’s, St Michael’s, Seaton, Silloth, Solway, Stainburn, Wampool, Waver, Wharrels.
A medium constituency in the west of the county.

Boundary changes[edit]

Name[nb 2] Pre-2010 Boundaries Post-2010 Boundaries
  1. Barrow and Furness CC
  2. Carlisle BC
  3. Copeland CC
  4. Penrith and The Border CC
  5. Westmorland and Lonsdale CC
  6. Workington CC
Parliamentary constituencies in Cumbria
Post-2010 Boundaries

Proposals were made by the Boundary Commission for England in the 2000s to retain these 6 constituencies, with changes to realign constituency boundaries with the boundaries of current local government wards, and to reduce the electoral disparity between constituencies. These changes were implemented at the United Kingdom general election, 2010.

Results[edit]

2005 2010
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The number of votes cast for each political party and independent who fielded candidates in constituencies comprising Cumbria in the 2010 general election were as follows;

Conservative 104,466 (39.4%), Labour 81,518 (30.8%), Liberal Democrat 64,400 (24.3%), British National Party 5,989 (2.3%), UK Independence Party 5,740 (2.2%), Green Party 1,533 (0.6%), English Democrats 414 (0.2%), Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition 376 (0.1%), National Democrats 263 (0.1%), Independent 245 (0.1%). Total votes: 264,944

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.
  2. ^ BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007". Office of Public Sector Information. Crown copyright. 13 June 2007. Retrieved 7 November 2009.