Councillors & MP

Parish Councillors as at May 2022

Parish Councillors are elected every 4 years, the last election was held in 2019 and was uncontested.


Lorraine Thompson         61 Birchwood Drive, Ulverston, LA12 9PL                       01229 580982


Helen Slater                       New House, Pennington, Ulverston, LA12 7NU              07756 576918


Yvonne Athersmith           5 Parkfield, Swarthmoor, Ulverston, LA12 0HW            01229 586400

Harold Stretch                   40, Park Field, Swarthmoor, LA12 0HP                            01229 585118

Alastair Davidson


The Parish is made up of 2 Wards – Swarthmoor (being the largest ward and representing 5 of the 7 Parish Council seats) and Pennington (the smaller ward, representing 2 of the 7 Parish Council seats).

The Parish Council currently has the following vacancies:

Swarthmoor Ward – 2 vacancies
Pennington Ward   – 0 vacancies

We would like to encourage members of the community to consider taking on this rewarding role. It is important that we continue to represent the views and concerns of residents with local, county and national agendas and initiatives, this is only possible through community engagement and representation. Please do not hesitate to contact the Parish Clerk if you would like to discuss becoming a parish councillor.

Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer:

Lynn Bell
26 Moorgarth
Swarthmoor, Ulverston
Cumbria LA12 0HX
Tel. 01229 242166
E mail:

District & County Councillors

District Councillor Caroline Airey
Telephone: 01229 868088

Mid Furness – Conservative

District Councillor Ben Cooper

Mid Furness – Conservative

District Councillor Janet Willis
Telephone: 01229 861250

Mid Furness – Liberal Democrat


County Councillor Janet Willis
Telephone: 01229 861250

Low Furness – Liberal Democrat

I run Greenodd Village Store & Post Office with my husband, Lloyd. The Post Office counter has since been closed but we still provide an outreach service.
Coming from an urban area I very much appreciate our rural communities and want to work to sustain and if possible, improve our way of life in the South Lakes.

Member of Parliament

Simon Fell MP