The voice of the people

Our members represent the public interest, and are appointed by various public bodies.

From 1 April 2023 we have 20 members made up of:

  • 6  members appointed by Westmorland and Furness Council
  • 4  members appointed by Cumberland Council
  • 10 members appointed by the Secretary of State to represent the national interest and Parish Councils in the National Park

Their business is conducted through meetings of the Authority and its committees. They follow a Members Code of Conduct. The process for dealing with complaints against Members is set out in our Complaints Procedure (PDF).  Members' Allowances Scheme  includes details about allowances such as travel and subsistence.

Parish Councillors are appointed through a local election process administered by the Cumbrian Association of Local Councils.  Members elected via this process are ratified by the Secretary of State.

Both Westmorland and Furness and Cumberland Councils nominate their candidates although they do not represent the council they come from.

Secretary of State national vacancies are widely advertised.  The appointment process involves interviews of applicants. The term of those appointed to the Authority is initially for four years but can be extended to a maximum of eight years in total.

Below is a video from the members away day at Glaramara 2019.

Matt Brereton

Gary Calland

Markus Campbell-Savours

Michael Carter - Deputy Chair

Will Clark

Jackie Drake

Neil Hughes

Vicky Hughes

Tiffany Hunt MBE - Chair

Jim Jackson

Linda Jones-Bulman

Mark Kidd

Graham Minshaw

Sabine Mosner

Richard Outhwaite

Andy Pratt

Doug Rathbone

James Stuart

Peter Walter

Ian Wharton

For members' contact details, simply click their name in the navigation or contact Heather McClure, Member Services Coordinator via email