City Councillors are elected into power by local people to make decision about services and issues in local communities.

Your Councillor is able to put across your opinion on issues that directly concern you and your community. You are able to contact your local Councillor to raise issues in your community and they are able to provide support and advice on a range of matters. (You will need your postcode to find your local councillor)

Carlisle City Council has 52 Councillors, each elected for four years to represent a particular Ward within the District.

There are currently :

  • 29 Labour Councillors;
  • 20 Conservative Councillors;
  • 1 Liberal Democrat Councillor;
  • 2 Independent Councillors:


Carlisle City Councillors are elected for four-year terms by thirds; that is, at each election, a third of the Councillors (or as near as possible) are elected. Elections are held every year except in the year when the county council election is held. There will therefore be elections in 2015 and 2016. Retirement dates for City Councillors can be found in the downloadable documents below.

Downloadable Documents

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Adobe PDF format - download the viewerMap of Carlisle Wards showing Councillors in PDF format351 Kb50 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerCouncillors retirement dates 2013 - 2016 in PDF format31 Kb4 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb

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