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 operating as a "shadow authority" until 1 April 2023 when the new council came into effect and took over the functions of the abolished Cumbria County Council and the three district councils of Allerdale Borough Council, Carlisle City Council and Copeland Borough Council. Political control of the council since 2023 has been held by the following parties:
|Party in control||Years|
Political leadership is provided by the leader of the council. The first leader is Mark Fryer of the Labour Party, a former leader of Allerdale Borough Council.
|Mark Fryer||Labour||1 Apr 2023|
|Year||Seats||Labour||Conservative||Liberal Democrats||Independent||Green||Council control after election|