Carlisle City Council

A third of the seats in Carlisle were up for election this year. Find out more about these elections.

Election 2018 Results

Party Elected in 2018 Total councillors Change


Elected in 2018 8 Total councillors 25 Change-1


Elected in 2018 8 Total councillors 22 Change+1


Elected in 2018 1 Total councillors 4 ChangeNo results

PartyLiberal Democrat

Elected in 2018 0 Total councillors 1 ChangeNo results
Councillors change compared with 2014

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Conservation group queries Carlisle 'new villages' plan

The impact that 10,000 new homes south of Carlisle will have on the landscape has not been considered, according to the group the Friends of the Lake District.

St Cuthbert's map
Carlisle City Council

The organisation, which also represents the Campaign to Protect Rural England in Cumbria, says there's not enough information about the impact on the environment or to support the need for the development, or the link road that will be built to serve it.

The planning officer at the charity, Lorayne Woodend Wall, said:“People have been in touch with us about both of these significant developments."

The group is holding a meeting at 16:30 in the Old Fire Station in Carlisle to discuss the proposals.

Friends of the Lake District is not anti-development and we support the concept of one or more modest size new villages of the right design in the most sustainable locations.”

Lorayne Woodend WallFriends of the Lake District

City writes off debts of two national shop chains

Local Democracy Reporting Service

John Connell

Carlisle city councillors have been told the authority's had to write off more debts than usual because of the financial problems of two large chains.

A scrutiny panel was told a particularly large debt figure of £151,000 was largely accounted for by DIY store Homebase, and the stationery chain Staples, which between them owed £120,000 in business rates.

Homebase Carlisle

Both companies were at the time in Company Voluntary Arrangements or CVAs, because of financial problems.

Alison Taylor, corporate director of finance and resources, said: "Both have gone into a CVA so we have had to write off the debt on those two properties.

"They total for £120,000 - that's why the figure is so much higher than in previous years."

Huge grant for Carlisle bypass paves way for new homes

BBC Radio Cumbria reporters

The county has been awarded £102m for the project to build a road around the southern side of Carlisle, a project that will clear the way for more than 10,000 new homes to be built.

Map showing line of new road
Cumbria County Council

The southern bypass will link the M6 at junction 42 to the A595, west of the city.

The road will the open the way for a crescent of new developments which the city council has called St Cuthberts Garden Village.

There's a general acceptance that the city is going to have to grow to create a critical mass to be able to fund and develop the services that we need.

It's a very long term project, we're talking tens of years really in terms of the housing, but the road is absolutely vital in order for that to happen."

Stuart YoungLeader, Cumbria County Council

City call for extra cash for street cleaning succeeds

Local Democracy Reporting Service

John Connell

Carlisle's streets are in line for some extra cleaning effort after two Independent city councillors won support for a move to add an extra £60,000 to the budget for a one-year project.

Robert Betton, who represents Botcherby, said: "This is beneficial for the whole of Carlisle. There is a lot of concern at the moment that we don't have the manpower - and we do need these two people.

"The best thing about this if it's successful it can continue."

Independents hold the balance of power on the authority, and Mr Betton and councillor Ray Tinnion gained unanimous support.

Under council rules, the budget debate then had to be adjourned so officials and senior councillors could consider the implications. The full council will meet again on 20 February.