Close Recycling collection changes

We'll soon be making changes to the way recycling is collected, and we'll be delivering bins and boxes to households in preparation for this. Find out more.


Political makeup

The current political makeup of the Council is as follows (updated 23 November 2018):

Seats held by each party
Party Members
Labour 27
Conservative 15
Independents 6
UK Independence Party (UKIP) 1
None (no group) 4
Total 53 (out of 56)*

* There are currently 53 councillors (out of 56) due to vacant seats in Warnell ward, Ewanrigg ward and Moorclose ward. We are not required to hold an election in Ewanrigg or Moorclose ward, as it became vacant within six months of the election to be held in May 2019. 

Group Leaders

The group leaders are as follows:

  • Labour - Councillor Alan Smith, Leader of the Council, Councillor Mark Fryer, Deputy Leader
  • Conservatives - Councillor Tony Annison, Group Leader, Councillor Mark Jenkinson, Deputy Leader
  • Independents - Councillor Bill Finlay, Group Leader, Councillor Nicky Cockburn, Deputy Leader

You can view the contact details for all Allerdale Borough Councillors on the 'Your Councillors' page.

Past election results

Find the results of all the past borough elections.