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List of Parliamentary constituencies in Cumbria


  † Conservative   ‡ Labour   ¤ Liberal Democrat   ‡ Independent

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

From 2010Edit

Changes proposed in 2016Edit


The number of votes cast for each political party who fielded candidates in constituencies comprising Cumbria in the 2017 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 partyEdit

A cell marked → (with a different colour background to the preceding cell) indicates that the previous MP continued to sit under a new party name.

1885 to 1918Edit

  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 1950Edit

  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 1983Edit

  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 presentEdit

  Conservative   Independent   The Independents   Labour   Liberal Democrats

Constituency 1983 83 1987 1992 1997 2001 2005 2010 2015 17 2017 18 19
Westmorland and Lonsdale Jopling Collins Farron
Penrith and the Border Whitelaw Maclean Stewart
Barrow and Furness Franks Hutton Woodcock
Carlisle Lewis Martlew Stevenson
Copeland Cunningham Reed Harrison
Workington Campbell-Savours Cunningham Hayman

See alsoEdit


  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.