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Cumbrian MPs

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In 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, the administrative counties of Cumberland and Westmorland were abolished, and were combined with parts of Lancashire and Yorkshire to form the non-metropolitan county of Cumbria.

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The administrative and ceremonial county of Cumbria were then divided into six local government districts. There are no unitary authorities in Cumbria.

The first section lists Members of parliament for the old counties of Cumberland and Westmorland, and the second section for the county of Cumbria.

Cockermouth

The Cockermouth constituency was abolished in 1918, when it became part of the Workington Constituency.

  • George Fletcher, Whig, 1698-1701
  • Anthony Lowther, 1721-1722
  • Charles Jenkinson, 1761-1767
  • John Anstruther, 1790-1796
  • Robert Plumer Ward, 1802-1806
  • John Osborn, 1807-1808
  • William Lowther, 2nd Earl of Lonsdale, 1808-1813
  • Edward Horsman, Liberal, 1836-1852
  • Richard Bourke, 6th Earl of Mayo, 1857-68.
  • Wilfred Lawson, Liberal, 1885-1900
  • Sir John Scurrah Randles, Conservative, 1900–1906
  • Wilfred Lawson, Liberal, 1906
  • Sir John Scurrah Randles, Conservative, 1906–1910
  • Sir Wilfrid Lawson, 3rd Baronet, of Brayton, 1910-1916
  • Joseph Bliss, 1916-1918
  • Workington

    The Workington Constituency was created by the Representation of the People Act 1918, which also abolished the constituency of Cockermouth.

  • Thomas Cape, 1918–1945
  • Fred Peart, Labour, 1945-1976, now Baron Peart, of Workington
  • Richard Page, Conservative, 1976-1979
  • Dale Campbell-Savours, Labour, 1979-1983
  • Whitehaven

    The Whitehaven constituency, created 1832, was renamed Copeland constituency in 1983.

  • William Lowther, 2nd Earl of Lonsdale, 1832–1833
  • Robert Hudson, Conservative, 1924-1929
  • Frank Anderson, Labour, 1945-1959
  • Joseph Bede Symonds, Labour, 1959-1970
  • Jack Cunningham, Labour, 1970-1983
  • Penrith

  • Henry Charles Howard, 1885-1886
  • James William Lowther 1886-1918
  • Penrith and Cockermouth

  • James William Lowther, Conservative, 1918-1921
  • Sir Henry Cecil Lowther, Coalition Conservative, 1921-1922
  • Levi Collison, Liberal, 1922-1923
  • Arthur Carlyne Niven Dixey, Conservative, 1923-1935
  • Alan Vincent Gandar Dower, Conservative, 1935-1950
  • Penrith & the Border

  • Lt.-Col. A V G Dower, Conservative, 1945-1950
  • R D Scott, Conservative, 1950-1955
  • William Whitelaw, Conservative, 1955-1983
  • Carlisle

  • Wilfrid Lawson, 1859-1865
  • Edgar Grierson, Labour, 1945-1950
  • Alfred Hargreaves, Labour, 1950-1955
  • Dr Donald Johnson, Conservative, 1955-1964
  • Ron Lewis, Labour, 1964-1983
  • Westmorland

    The Parliament constituency of Westmorland was renamed Westmorland and Lonsdale in 1983

  • Anthony Lowther, 1722-1741
  • William Lowther, 2nd Earl of Lonsdale, 1813–1831
  • William Lowther, 2nd Earl of Lonsdale, 1833–1841
  • William Fletcher-Vane, Conservative, 1945-1959
  • Michael Jopling, Conservative, 1959-1983
  • Barrow-in-Furness

  • Walter Monslow (Labour Party) 1945-1966
  • Albert Booth (Labour Party) 1966-1983
  • Cumbria

    This section lists Members of parliament for the new county of Cumbria since the re-organisation in 1983

    Penrith and The Border

  • David Maclean, Conservative, 1983-2010
  • Rory Stewart, Conservative, 2010-
  • Barrow and Furness

  • Cecil Franks, Conservative, 1983-1992
  • John Hutton, Labour, 1992-2010
  • John Woodcock, Labour Co-operative, 2010-
  • Westmorland and Lonsdale

  • Michael Jopling, Baron Jopling, Conservative, 1983-1997
  • Tim Collins, Conservative, 1997-2005
  • Tim Farron, LibDem, 2005-
  • Copeland

  • Jack Cunningham, Labour, 1983-2005
  • Jamie Reed, Labour, 2005-2017
  • Trudy Harrison, Conservative, 2017-
  • Workington

  • Dale Campbell-Savours, Labour, 1983-2001 - now Baron Campbell-Savours
  • Tony Cunningham, Labour, 2001-
  • Carlisle

  • Ron Lewis, Labour, 1983-1987
  • Eric Martlew, Labour, 1987-2010
  • John Stevenson, Conservative, 2010-
  • References

    Cumbrian MPs Wikipedia


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