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The Political Structure and leadership

The Council has adopted a format that includes a Leader and an Executive committee. The Council also has a number of committees including Full Council, the Development Panel, Licensing Committee, and the Scrutiny Committee.

Full details of the role of these decision making bodies can be found in our Constitution.


Council Leader: Cllr Alan Smith

Cllr Smith represents All Saints Ward in Cockermouth. He has been Council leader since May 2011.


Deputy Leader: Cllr Mark Fryer

Cllr Fryer represents Stainburn Workington Ward. He has been a Councillor most recently since 2011.