The voice of the people

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

We have 20 members made up of:

  • 5 appointed by Cumbria County Council
  • 5 by the District Councils with areas in the National Park which are Allerdale, Copeland, Eden and South Lakeland
  • 10 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 - Members Code of Conduct (PDF). The process for dealing with complaints against Members is set out in our Complaints Procedure (PDF).

Members Allowances Scheme (PDF) includes details about allowances such as travel and subsistence.

How are members selected?

Parish Councillors are selected by the Cumbrian Association of Local Councils, and the names put to the Secretary of State for ratification.

The County Council and District Councils nominate their candidates although they do not represent the council they come from.

Secretary of State national vacancies are advertised by Natural England in national and local papers. Defra and Natural England work jointly on selections. The appointments are initially for four years but can be extended to a maximum of eight years in total.

Contact details

Peter Allen MBE

Alan Barry

Jim Bland

Hugh Branney

Michael Carter

Nicky Cockburn

Geoff Davies

Judith Derbyshire

Cathryn Hayhurst

Chris Hogg

Vicky Hughes

Kevin Jackson

Mark Kidd

Tony Lywood

Mike McKinley - Chairman

Paul Turner

Louise Waterhouse

Ian Wharton

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