List of Parliamentary constituencies in Cumbria

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


  † Conservative   ‡ Labour   ¤ Liberal Democrat

Name Electorate Majority[nb 1] Member of Parliament Nearest opposition Electoral wards[1] Map
Barrow and Furness 69,474 209   John Woodcock   Simon Fell † 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 62,294 2,599 John Stevenson Lee Sherriff ‡ 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 61,751 1,695 Trudy Harrison Gillian Troughton ‡ 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 65,139 15,910 Rory Stewart Lola McEvoy‡ 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 66,391 777 Tim Farron¤ James Airey † 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 60,265 3,925 Sue Hayman Clark Vasey † 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.

From 2010[]

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

Changes proposed in 2016[]

As part of the Sixth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies published in 2016 the Boundary Commission for England recommended the following five seats covering Cumbria.[2]


2001 2005 2010 2015 2017
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The number of votes cast for each political party who fielded candidates in constituencies comprising Cumbria in the 2010 general election were as follows;

Party Votes Votes% Seats
Conservative 133,296 48.8 3
Labour 99,100 36.2 2
Liberal Democrats 32,398 11.8 1
UKIP 5,622 2.1
Greens 1,991 0.7
Others 999 0.4
Total 273,406 100.0 6

Historical representation by party[]

1885 to 1918[]

  Conservative   Independent Conservative   Labour   Liberal   Liberal Unionist   Speaker

Constituency 1885 86 1886 91 1892 95 1895 1900 05 1906 06 Jan 1910 Dec 1910 13 15 16
Carlisle Ferguson Gully --> Chance Denman
Eskdale Allison C. W. H. Lowther Howard C. W. H. Lowther
Cockermouth Valentine Lawson Randles Lawson Randles Lawson jnr Bliss
Appleby W. Lowther Savory Rigg Jones Sanderson H. C. Lowther
Egremont Pennington Ainsworth Duncombe Bain Fullerton Grant
Whitehaven Cavendish-Bentinck Bain Little Helder Burnyeat Jackson Richardson
Kendal Taylour Bagot Stewart-Smith Bagot Weston
Penrith Howard --> J. Lowther -->

1918 to 1950[]

  Coalition Liberal (1918-22) / National Liberal (1922-23)   Conservative   Independent Parliamentary Group   Labour   Liberal   Speaker

Constituency 1918 21 1922 1923 1924 26 1929 1931 1935 1945
Cumberland North C. W. Lowther --> Howard Graham Roberts
Penrith and Cockermouth J. Lowther H. C. Lowther Collison Dixey Dower
Westmorland Weston Stanley Fletcher-Vane
Carlisle Carr Middleton Watson Middleton Spears Grierson
Whitehaven Grant Duffy Hudson Price Nunn Anderson
Workington Cape Peart

1950 to 1983[]

  Conservative   Labour

Constituency 1950 1951 1955 59 1959 1964 1966 1970 Feb 1974 Oct 1974 76 1979
Penrith and the Border Scott Whitelaw
Westmorland Fletcher-Vane Jopling
Carlisle Hargreaves Johnson Lewis
Workington Peart Page Campbell-Savours
Whitehaven Anderson Symonds Cunningham

1983 to present[]

  Conservative   Labour   Liberal Democrats

Constituency 1983 83 1987 1992 1997 2001 2005 2010 2015 17 2017
Westmorland and Lonsdale

Jopling Collins Farron
Penrith and the Border

Whitelaw Maclean Stewart
Barrow and Furness

Franks Hutton Woodcock

Lewis Martlew Stevenson

Cunningham Reed Harrison

Campbell-Savours Cunningham Hayman

See also[]


  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.


  1. ^ "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007". Office of Public Sector Information. Crown copyright. 13 June 2007. Retrieved 7 November 2009.
  2. ^ "2018 Review - Initial proposals for North West England". Boundary Commission for England. Retrieved 19 September 2016.