Councillor Mike Johnson is the new deputy leader of Allerdale Borough Council.
He takes over from Mark Jenkinson, who was elected MP for Workington at last week’s General Election.
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Political Editor, BBC Look North
Right at the outset of the election, we were told Workington Man - a rugby league-loving leave voter - would be crucial to the outcome.
He was someone the Conservatives needed to nab from Labour. And it seems the Tories did win over more than enough Workington men (as well as some women of course).
In the end, they comfortably took a seat they'd only previously held for three out of the last 100 years, removing Labour's Shadow Environment Secretary, Sue Hayman.
The new MP Mark Jenkinson is pretty much the model of the Workington man they had to appeal to, so he probably knew a thing or two about how to reach them.
Add in the Tory victory in Barrow, and Labour are left without a single seat in Cumbria. Lib Dem Tim Farron's Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency is now the only part of the county that isn't true blue.
As in the rest of the North, the Get Brexit Done message seems to have cut through, with Jeremy Corbyn also deeply unpopular on the doorstep.
There's a test ahead though. Brexit could pose problems for the county's industry, and its agriculture. The tourist trade relies on migrant labour. The Conservatives will need to consider these factors as they work out what getting Brexit done actually means.
And their new and old constituents will also expect the party to make good on promises to invest more in the North.
But the county could also get money and powers passed on from London in a renewed push for devolution. They will come with strings attached though - the need to have an election for a Cumbria-wide mayor.
Another poll on last night's showing the Conservatives would hope to win.
If you're just waking up, here is what happened in Cumbria overnight:
Financial Times reporter Sebastian Payne outlines the sheer scale of how Labour's vote has disintegrated over 22 years, with the North East and Cumbria in particular focus:
Mark Jenkinson has been elected as the MP for Workington, beating shadow environment secretary Sue Hayman by 4,176 votes.
The Conservative Party overturned a 3,925 vote majority to take the formerly Labour-held seat.
David Walker of the Brexit Party came third and Liberal Democrat Neil Hughes came fourth.
Voter turnout was down by 1.4 percentage points since the last general election.
Nearly 42,000 people, roughly two-thirds of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.
Five of the seven candidates lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.
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The Conservatives are "quietly confident" in Workington:
Political Editor, BBC Look North
The exit poll certainly suggests the Conservatives could go beyond their initial target seats in the North East and Cumbria.
If right, Bishop Auckland, Stockton South, Darlington and Workington might have gone.
The likes of Sedgefield, Blyth Valley are certainly in play - and maybe beyond that.
I'm certainly hearing of large turnouts in Brexit-voting parts of the North East.
Conservative sources are suggesting it may be voters who turned out in 2016 determined to show backing for leaving the EU.
There will be fury among many Labour candidates in the North East and Cumbria at leadership and strategy that could turn red seats blue here - even possibly losing Tony Blair's former Sedgefield seat.
No results are in yet of course though.
What results to look out for, and when, on election night with BBC Electioncast's Adam Fleming.