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Death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Allerdale pays tribute to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh who has sadly died on 9 April 2021.


Coronavirus restrictions remain in place across England including Allerdale. Some of the rules on what you can and cannot do changed on April 12. However, many restrictions remain in place. This link includes details of the roadmap out of lockdown.

• See the latest news and get more information regarding coronavirus (Covid-19) and our services.

• Help for affected businesses, charities and other organisations including the support grants that are available.

• Advice for individuals including the Test and Trace Support payment to help those self-isolating.

• Our customer contact centres have reopened to public on an appointment-only basis. However, please use our online forms, webchat, app and phone number to contact us where possible. Contact us link includes details on how to book an appointment. 

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 Mike Johnson

Cllr Mike Johnson, who represents Allhallows and Waverton ward, was elected as leader in March 2021. He had previously been deputy leader since December 2019.

Mike has been a councillor on Allerdale Borough Council since May 2019. He is also a councillor on Cumbria County Council.

He is a member of the Allerdale Conservatives group.

Mike also holds the portfolio for Economic Growth, Community Development and Placemaking.


Council Deputy Leader: Cllr Marion Fitzgerald

Cllr Marion Fitzgerald, who represents the Dalton ward, was appointed as deputy leader in March 2021. Marion is also the Executive member for  Policy, Governance and People Resources.

Cllr Mike Johnson

The current Executive

The rest of the Executive is made up of the following members:

  • Cllr Jim Lister is the Executive member with responsibility for Finance and Legal
  • Cllr Tony Markley is the Executive member with responsibility for Environmental Services
  • Cllr John Cook is the Executive member with responsibility for Leisure and Tourism
  • Cllr Alan Pitcher is the Executive member with responsibility for Customer Experience and Innovation
  • Cllr Marion Fitzgerald is the Executive member with responsibility for Policy, Governance and People Resources

If you wish to contact any councillors, you can find their details on the website .

To see more detail about the Executive members' responsibilities click on the file below.

Allerdale BC portfolio responsibilities