All 46 members of Cumberland Council, a unitary authority in England, are elected every four years.
The first election to the council was held in 2022, initially as a "shadow authority", preparing for 1 April 2023 when the new council will come into effect and take over the functions of Cumbria County Council and the three district councils which will be abolished. Political control of the council has been held by the following parties:
|Party in control||Years|
|Labour (Shadow authority)||2022–present|
Political leadership will be provided by the leader of the council. The first leader of the shadow authority is Mark Fryer of the Labour Party, a former leader of Allerdale Borough Council, one of the three districts to be abolished.
|Mark Fryer||Labour||17 May 2022|
|Year||Labour||Conservative||Liberal Democrats||Independent||Green||Council control|