Councillors at Ulverston Town Council

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Ulverston Town Council

Meet your Councillor:

ULVERSTON  TOWN  COUNCIL has 18 unpaid volunteer councillors. Some of them also represent Ulverston at South Lakeland District Council and Cumbria County Council.  They represent the  6 Ulverston Wards (See map below)  


2016 – 2017

 TOWN MAYOR:      Cllr Mark Wilson





Cllr Paul Smith




 Councillors for Town Ward:


23 Soutergate, Ulverston LA12 7ES

01229  581970. Elected 2012


3. Sands Road, Ulverston, LA12 9PP 01229 585884. Elected 2016

 Judith Ann PICKTHALL:

25 Fountain Street, Ulverston, LA12 7EQ

01229  480666. Elected 2008


Councillors for  Central Ward


Hammerside Cottage, Canal Foot, Ulverston, LA12 9EL

01229 584300. Elected 2016

Dr Bharath Sundara RAJAN:

38 Woodland Road,  Ulverston LA12 ODX

  01229 583629  Elected 2012


9 Union Lane, Ulverston LA12 7BU  07817680574. Elected 2012


Councillors for  North Ward

 Helen IRVING:

11 Garden Terrace, Ulverston LA12 7DA  01229 581454   Elected 2008


25 Fountain Street, Ulverston LA12 7EQ  01229 480666  Elected 2012

Caroline TENNYSON:

15 Church Walk, Ulverston, LA12 7EN 0752 8964 700  Elected 2016


Councillors for South Ward


48 Sands Road, Ulverston, LA12 9PR . 0788 1920 810.

(Elected 2000)

Amanda RIGG:

Red House, North Lonsdale Road, Ulverston, LA12 9DX (Tel. 480406) (Elected 2008)


150 North Lonsdale Road, Ulverston, LA12 9DZ  0788 4411 662


Councillors for  East Ward


1 Park Road, Ulverston  LA12 7BU  01229 585851. 0750 8049 286. Elected 2016


3 Sands Road, Ulverston, LA12 9PP  01229 585884 Elected 2016

Mark WILSON:  

7. Parkfield, Swarthmoor, Ulverston, LA12 0HW  0793 0921902 Elected 2012

 Councillors for  West Ward

James AIREY:

5 Reeds Gardens, Little Urswick, Ulverston, LA12 OUS

0788 1920 810. Elected 2016

Janette Ethel JENKINSON:

Barne House, Broad Dale, Ulverston LA12 7SE  01229 585305 Elected 2000


49 Birkett Drive, Ulverston LA12 9LN

01229 583588. Elected 2016

South Lakeland DIstrict Councillors representing Ulverston –  Elected May 2016:

 Town Ward:                               Mr J. V. Clough 

 East Ward:                                 Mr M Wilson

 Central Ward:                           Mr N.Bishop Rowe

 North Ward:                              Mrs H Irving

 South Ward:                              Mrs A Rigg

 West Ward:                               Mrs J Jenkinson 


 Cumbria County Councillors representing Ulverston -  Elected May 2012:


 Mr. J. Airey, 5 Reeds Gardens, Little Urswick, Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 0US

Phone:  01229 868088 Mobile:  07881920810


 Mr. M. Wilson,  7 Parkfield, Swarthmoor, Ulverston LA12 OHW



The council is currently a Labour and Conservative council. There are 10 Labour councillors and 8 conservative councillors with elected councillors serving different electoral wards in Ulverston:


View Map of Wards

Some of the councillors are also District and County Council councillors.

In April every year the Annual Town Meeting is held. It is presided over by the Mayor who describes the work of the town council for that year; the budget is available for scrutiny and the Mayor distributes cheques to local charities from his/her Charity fund.

In May every year, a new Mayor and Deputy Mayor are elected at the Town Council meeting. The Mayor is also the Chair of the Council and acts in a Civic and Ceremonial role. A civic Sunday ceremony takes place on the second Sunday in June.

The Leader of the council, is normally the leader of the largest political group on the council. This role is principally to ensure that due democratic process is followed if a town council vacancy occurs. A full description of this role can be found the councils standing orders.

Ulverston Town Council meets on the third Monday of every month at 7pm. It deals with all planning issues, and other issues brought to it for consideration by the standing committees. For example, it will approve the annual budget, presented by the Finance and Grants Committee. It has the final say on all matters.

There are four standing committees of the council:


  • Finance and grants
  • Policy and General Purposes
  • HR
  • Allotments.


Becoming a Councillor

Anybody can become a councillor by putting put themselves forward for election, as long as they have an Ulverston postal address.