Details of the make-up of Copeland Borough Council and how we operate.
The council is controlled by the Labour Party. We have 51 elected councillors, 34 Labour, 15 Conservative and two independent councillors. The next local council elections will be in 2015.
The council elects one of its members to be the Leader of the Council for a four year term. This is currently councillor Elaine Woodburn.
She then appoints up to seven other members as Executive Members. The Executive are responsible for most day-to-day decisions affecting service delivery.You can find details of individual councillors by searching for them by name or party. The council is governed by its constitution. This sets out how the council will operate.
Members of the Executive and their areas of responsibility:
Councillor Elaine Woodburn, leader of the council
Gillian Troughton, Finance and HR
George Clements, Community Planning
Allan Holliday, Transition and Performance
Hugh Branney, Community Regeneration
Peter Kane, Environment