The 2022 Westmorland and Furness Council election was held on 5 May 2022 to elect members of Westmorland and Furness Council in England. The council area will consist of the area covered by the districts of Barrow-in-Furness, Eden and South Lakeland.[1][2]

These were the first elections to the new authority, with the council acting as a 'shadow authority' until the abolition of the three former districts and Cumbria County Council on 1 April 2023.[3]

Results

The Liberal Democrats secured a majority on the incoming council with 36 out of 65 councillors. Labour will have 15 councillors, the Conservatives will have 11 councillors, the Green Party will have 1 councillor and 2 councillors were elected as independents.[4][5]

2022 Westmorland and Furness Election
2022 Westmorland and Furness Council Election Results Map.png
Party Councillors Votes
Of total Net Of total Net
Liberal Democrats 36 55.4%
36 / 65
29,960 39.8%
Labour Party 15 23.1%
15 / 65
10,132 13.4%
Conservative Party 11 16.9%
11 / 65
20,841 27.7%
Independents 2 3.1%
2 / 65
8,238 10.9%
Green Party 1 1.5%
1 / 65
5,839 7.7%
TUSC 0 0.0%
0 / 65
335 0.4%

Ward results (Barrow-in-Furness)

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Party Councillors Votes
Of total Net Of total Net
Labour Party 13 68.4%
13 / 19
6,944 46.5%
Conservative Party 5 26.3%
5 / 19
5,342 35.8%
Independents 1 5.3%
1 / 19
1,686 11.3%
Liberal Democrats 0 0.0%
0 / 19
950 6.4%

Dalton North

Dalton North (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ben Shirley 921 34.6 N/A
Conservative Daniel Edwards 783 29.4 N/A
Labour Robert Elliot 556 20.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Rachael Hogg 262 9.8 N/A
Liberal Democrats Stephen Coleman 143 5.4 N/A
Majority
Turnout 32.01
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Dalton South

Dalton South (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Dave Taylor 585 20.4 N/A
Labour Tony Callister 488 17.0 N/A
Labour Steve Nott 483 16.9 N/A
Conservative Sam Ronson 469 16.4 N/A
Conservative Des English 432 15.1 N/A
Independent Martin McLeavy 268 9.4 N/A
Liberal Democrats Barbara Miller 74 2.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats Peter Baker 64 2.2 N/A
Majority
Turnout 32.99
Independent win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Hawcoat & Newbarns

Hawcoat & Newbarns (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Les Hall 1,151 14.7 N/A
Conservative Niyall Phillips 1,069 13.7 N/A
Conservative Roy Worthington 993 12.7 N/A
Labour David Cassidy 974 12.5 N/A
Labour Mike Leach 913 11.7 N/A
Labour Hayley Preston 891 11.4 N/A
Independent Denise Edwards 558 7.1 N/A
Independent Steven Pryer 468 6.0 N/A
Independent Wendy McClure 416 5.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats David Opie 160 2.0 N/A
Liberal Democrats Sheila Eccles 123 1.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats Christine Herbert 100 1.3 N/A
Majority
Turnout 31.44
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Old Barrow & Hindpool

Old Barrow & Hindpool (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anne Burns 1,183 23.9 N/A
Labour Kevin Hamilton 1,089 22.0 N/A
Labour Margaret Thomson 1,076 21.7 N/A
Conservative Anne Bispham 501 10.1 N/A
Conservative Piya Das 407 8.2 N/A
Conservative Brenda Lauderdale 406 8.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats Adam Campbell 114 2.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Gill Gardiner 99 2.0 N/A
Liberal Democrats Stephen Pickthall 83 1.7 N/A
Majority
Turnout 21.10
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Ormsgill & Parkside

Ormsgill & Parkside (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bill McEwan 1,242 22.0 N/A
Labour Derek Brook 1,211 21.5 N/A
Labour Beverly Morgan 1,177 20.9 N/A
Conservative Elaine Burley 635 11.3 N/A
Conservative Ann English 575 10.2 N/A
Conservative Emma Wylie 527 9.4 N/A
Liberal Democrats Jayne Richardson 114 2.0 N/A
Liberal Democrats Phil Walker 84 1.5 N/A
Liberal Democrats Alasdair Wilkinson-Marsh 68 1.2 N/A
Majority
Turnout 24.68
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Risedale & Roosecote

Risedale & Roosecote (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jane Murphy 1,152 17.4 N/A
Labour Andy Coles 1,139 17.2 N/A
Labour Trevor Biggins 1,130 17.1 N/A
Conservative Derek Gawne 984 14.9 N/A
Conservative Lynda Shaw 947 14.3 N/A
Conservative Ronnie Haddow 871 13.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats Michael Barwise 145 2.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats Jade Sullivan 128 1.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Heather Troughton 121 1.8 N/A
Majority
Turnout 28.20
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Walney Island

Walney Island (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank Cassidy 1,349 22.0 N/A
Labour Anita Husband 1,179 19.2 N/A
Labour Therese Assouad 1,175 19.1 N/A
Conservative Paul Rose 681 11.1 N/A
Conservative Steve Sharpe 638 10.4 N/A
Conservative Terri-Ann Gibney 622 10.1 N/A
Independent Steven Fletcher 275 4.5 N/A
Liberal Democrats Paul Trollope 81 1.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Chris Hogg 77 1.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats Tina Perkins 59 1.0 N/A
Majority
Turnout 26.73
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Ward results (Eden)

Party Councillors Votes
Of total Net Of total Net
Liberal Democrats 11 68.8%
11 / 16
7,898 39.7%
Conservative Party 3 18.8%
3 / 16
5,096 25.6%
Independents 1 6.3%
1 / 16
5,124 25.8%
Labour Party 1 6.3%
1 / 16
824 4.1%
Green Party 0 0.0%
0 / 16
931 4.7%

Alston & Fellside

Alston & Fellside (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Mary Robinson 984 45.9 N/A
Labour Michael Hanley 824 38.4 N/A
Labour Ian Lindley 572 26.7 N/A
Conservative Michael Beveridge 425 19.8 N/A
Conservative Dale Normington 403 18.8 N/A
Liberal Democrats Andy Baker 402 18.7 N/A
Liberal Democrats Richard Sanderson 147 6.9 N/A
Majority
Turnout 2,145 41.31
Independent win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Appleby & Brough

Appleby & Brough (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Andy Connell 986 51.8 N/A
Liberal Democrats Graham Simpkins 631 33.2 N/A
Independent Gareth Hayes 609 32.0 N/A
Independent William Patterson 511 26.9 N/A
Conservative Colin Smith 451 23.7 N/A
Conservative Harry Berkeley 363 19.1 N/A
Majority
Turnout 1,902 40.23
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Eamont & Shap

Eamont & Shap (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Neil Hughes 1,031 65.7 N/A
Conservative Tom Lowther 539 34.3 N/A
Majority 492 31.4
Turnout 1,570 45.55
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Eden & Lyvennet Vale

Eden & Lyvennet Vale (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Lorna Baker 960 51.0 N/A
Liberal Democrats Neil McCall 816 43.3 N/A
Conservative Paula Breen 630 33.4 N/A
Conservative David Whipp 585 31.1 N/A
Independent Mike Tonkin 466 24.7 N/A
Majority
Turnout 1,884 42.03
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Greystoke & Ullswater

Greystoke & Ullswater (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Judith Derbyshire 1,150 70.8 N/A
Conservative Debbie Wicks 475 29.2 N/A
Majority 675 41.6
Turnout 1,625 47.66
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Hesket & Lazonby

Hesket & Lazonby (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Colin Atkinson 676 33.4 N/A
Conservative Hilary Carrick 658 32.5 N/A
Independent Elaine Martin 599 29.6 N/A
Independent David Ryland 530 26.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats Roger Burgin 484 23.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats David Evans 229 11.3 N/A
Green Belinda Lloyd 44 2.2 N/A
Majority
Turnout 2,023 40.93
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Kirkby Stephen & Tebay

Kirkby Stephen & Tebay (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Phil Dew 861 51.5 N/A
Liberal Democrats John Murray 697 41.7 N/A
Liberal Democrats Adrian Waite 557 33.3 N/A
Independent Sandy Lancaster 496 29.7 N/A
Conservative Ray Briggs 266 15.9 N/A
Majority
Turnout 1,672 41.90
Conservative win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Penrith North

Penrith North (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Patricia Bell 1,277 58.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats Mark Rudhall 820 37.6 N/A
Green Ali Ross 675 31.0 N/A
Conservative Helen Fearon 519 23.8 N/A
Conservative Harry Fearon 444 20.4 N/A
Green Wade Tidbury 266 12.2 N/A
Independent Scott Jackson 138 6.3 N/A
Independent Peter Devine 122 5.6 N/A
Majority
Turnout 2,178 37.84
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Penrith South

Penrith South (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Virginia Taylor 911 45.5 N/A
Liberal Democrats Mike Eyles 899 44.9 N/A
Conservative Gillian Barnes 520 26.0 N/A
Conservative Matt Vickers 459 22.9 N/A
Independent Lee Quinn 397 19.8 N/A
Independent Margaret Clark 272 13.6 N/A
Green Richard O'Brien 212 10.6 N/A
Majority
Turnout 2,001 28.55
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Ward results (South Lakeland)

Party Councillors Votes
Of total Net Of total Net
Liberal Democrats 25 83.3%
25 / 30
21,112 52.1%
Conservative Party 3 10.0%
3 / 30
10,403 25.7%
Green Party 1 3.3%
1 / 30
4,908 12.1%
Labour Party 1 3.3%
1 / 30
2,364 5.8%
Independents 0 0.0%
0 / 30
1,428 3.5%
TUSC 0 0.0%
0 / 30
335 0.8%

Bowness & Lyth

Bowness & Lyth (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Steve Bavin 747 53.1 N/A
Conservative Jim Bland 584 41.5 N/A
Green Simon Clayton 75 5.3 N/A
Majority 163 11.6
Turnout 1,406 48.34
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Burton & Holme

Burton & Holme (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Vicky Hughes 891 60.7 N/A
Conservative Tom Harvey 519 35.4 N/A
Green Simon Blunden 58 4.0 N/A
Majority 372 25.3
Turnout 1,468 52.57
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Coniston & Hawkshead

Coniston & Hawkshead (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Suzanne Pender 854 63.9 N/A
Conservative Michael Hoad 370 27.7 N/A
Labour Paul Andrew Martin 60 4.5 N/A
Green Mark Poole 53 4.0 N/A
Majority 484 36.2
Turnout 1.337 50.93
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Grange & Cartmel

Grange & Cartmel (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jenny Boak 2,588 59.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Pete Endsor 2,486 56.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Sue Sanderson 2,040 46.7 N/A
Independent Fiona Hanlon 1,428 32.7 N/A
Conservative Tor McLaren 1,050 24.0 N/A
Conservative James Townley 882 20.2 N/A
Conservative David Wilson 729 16.7 N/A
Green Mandy Barnett 301 6.9 N/A
Green Paul Woods 177 4.1 N/A
Green Luke Mossbarnett 137 3.1 N/A
TUSC Lilian El-Doufani 105 2.4 N/A
Majority
Turnout 4,367 49.85
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

High Furness

High Furness (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Matt Brereton 581 41.4 N/A
Liberal Democrats Ian Wharton 562 40.0 N/A
Labour Stephen Carter 164 11.7 N/A
Green Peter Howlett 97 6.9 N/A
Majority 19 1.4
Turnout 1,404 45.97
Conservative win (new seat)

Kendal Castle

Kendal Castle (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Eamonn Hennessy 1,224 59.8 N/A
Liberal Democrats Helen Ladhams 1,212 59.2 N/A
Conservative Nigel Byrom 430 21.0 N/A
Conservative David Williams 404 19.7 N/A
Green Claire Wickham 207 10.1 N/A
Green Janet Antrobus 198 9.7 N/A
Labour Penny Henderson 134 6.5 N/A
Majority
Turnout 2,048 42.74
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Kendal Highgate

Kendal Highgate (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Phil Dixon 1,111 62.5 N/A
Liberal Democrats Matt Severn 942 53.0 N/A
Conservative Margaret Bond 279 15.7 N/A
Conservative Mike Nicholson 264 14.8 N/A
Green Rosie Naish 256 14.4 N/A
Green Ian Rodham 179 10.1 N/A
Labour Oliver Gill 160 9.0 N/A
TUSC Trevor Batchelor 122 6.9 N/A
Majority
Turnout 1,778 38.13
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Kendal Nether

Kendal Nether (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Shirley Evans 1,192 62.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Cornthwaite 1,166 61.2 N/A
Conservative Lyndsay Slater 333 17.5 N/A
Conservative Raymond Bower 271 14.2 N/A
Green Liz Wood 199 10.5 N/A
Labour Paul Braithwaite 182 9.6 N/A
Green Daniel Rayson 154 8.1 N/A
TUSC Paul Casson 61 3.2 N/A
Majority
Turnout 1,904 37.99
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Kendal South

Kendal South (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Brook 1,547 64.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Doug Rathbone 1,540 64.6 N/A
Conservative Luke Gudgeon 564 23.7 N/A
Conservative Shiela Worthington 421 17.7 N/A
Green Elsa Fuster 177 7.4 N/A
Labour Lois Sparling 135 5.7 N/A
Green Phil Whiting 109 4.6 N/A
Majority
Turnout 2,383 48.33
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Kendal Strickland & Fell

Kendal Strickland & Fell (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Giles Archibald 1,381 56.4 N/A
Liberal Democrats Peter Thornton 1,225 50.0 N/A
Green Laura Miller 749 30.6 N/A
Green Graham Vincent 576 23.5 N/A
Labour Virginia Branney 243 9.9 N/A
Conservative Irene Asbury 221 9.0 N/A
Conservative Jacqueline Scott 215 8.8 N/A
TUSC Martin Powell-Davies 47 1.9 N/A
Majority
Turnout 2,448 49.44
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Kent Estuary

Kent Estuary (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Helen Chaffey 1,767 67.8 N/A
Liberal Democrats Rupert Audland 1,621 62.2 N/A
Conservative Margaret Handley 654 25.1 N/A
Conservative Peter Smillie 526 20.2 N/A
Green Jill Abel 337 12.9 N/A
Majority
Turnout 52.15
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Levens & Crooklands

Levens & Crooklands (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Janet Battye 1,106 64.4 N/A
Conservative Kevin Holmes 539 31.4 N/A
Green Hilary Pickup 73 4.2 N/A
Majority 567 33.0
Turnout 1,718 54.66
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Low Furness

Low Furness (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ben Cooper 650 44.5 N/A
Liberal Democrats Janet Willis 627 42.9 N/A
Labour Eirik Hunt 128 8.8 N/A
Green Paul Rigg 56 3.8 N/A
Majority 23 1.6
Turnout 1,461 43.91
Conservative win (new seat)

Sedbergh & Kirkby Lonsdale

Sedbergh & Kirkby Lonsdale (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ian Mitchell 1,891 60.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats Hazel Hodgson 1,854 59.1 N/A
Conservative Kevin Lancaster 983 31.3 N/A
Conservative Pat Bell 898 28.6 N/A
Green Tony Gray 225 7.2 N/A
Majority
Turnout 3,139 51.81
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Ulverston

Ulverston (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Judy Filmore 1,445 36.4 N/A
Labour Jackie Drake 1,286 32.4 N/A
Conservative Helen Irving 1,265 31.8 N/A
Labour Michelle Scrogham 1,247 31.4 N/A
Conservative Andrew Butcher 1,218 30.7 N/A
Labour Mark Wilson 1,189 29.9 N/A
Conservative Amanda Rigg 1,165 29.3 N/A
Green Bob Gerry 930 23.4 N/A
Green Rob O'Hara 864 21.8 N/A
Liberal Democrats Andrew Hudson 345 8.7 N/A
Liberal Democrats Dave Rushton 246 6.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats Charles Howarth 209 5.3 N/A
Majority
Turnout 3,972 42.76
Green win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Upper Kent

Upper Kent (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ali Jama 949 60.3 N/A
Conservative Deborah Huck 415 26.4 N/A
Green Fran Richardson 210 13.3 N/A
Majority 534 33.9
Turnout 1,574 47.44
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Windermere & Ambleside

Windermere & Ambleside (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Will Clark 2,330 67.1 N/A
Liberal Democrats Andrew Jarvis 2,231 64.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Dyan Jones 2,183 62.9 N/A
Conservative Cath Musetti 966 27.8 N/A
Conservative Jolyon Stephenson 774 22.3 N/A
Conservative Paula Cross 751 21.6 N/A
Green Kate Threadgold 390 11.2 N/A
Majority
Turnout 3,471 45.52
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

See also

References

  1. ^ "Next steps for new unitary councils in Cumbria, North Yorkshire and Somerset". Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government. 21 July 2021. Retrieved 9 January 2022.
  2. ^ https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2022/9780348231359/contents[bare URL]
  3. ^ "Names for two controversial Cumbria councils revealed". BBC News. 5 November 2021. Retrieved 9 January 2022.
  4. ^ "Westmorland and Furness".
  5. ^ "Westmorland & Furness result - Local Elections 2022". BBC News.
  6. ^ "Westmorland and Furness".