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Coordinates: 54°18′43″N 2°52′48″W / 54.312°N 2.880°W / 54.312; -2.880

South Lakeland District
South Lakeland
Shown within Cumbria
Status: District
Region: North West England
Admin. County: Cumbria
Ranked 10th
1534 km²
Admin. HQ: Kendal
ONS code: 16UG
  Total (2008 est.):
Ranked 215th
68 / km²
Ethnicity: 94.4% White British
2.9% White Other
0.9% South Asian
0.7% Mixed
0.5% Chinese
0.4% Black
0.1% Other
South Lakeland District Council
Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
Executive: Liberal Democrat
MPs: Tim Farron, John Hutton

South Lakeland is a local government district in Cumbria, England. Its council is based in Kendal. It includes much of the Lake District.

The district was created on 1 April 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972. It was formed from the Kendal borough, Windermere urban district, most of Lakes urban district, South Westmorland Rural District, from Westmorland, Grange and Ulverston urban districts and North Lonsdale Rural District from Lancashire, and Sedbergh Rural District from the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Local government

The district council as of 2008 is currently governed by the Liberal Democrats with the Conservative party and the Labour party in opposition.

The political composition is as follows.

Year Liberal Democrats Conservatives Labour
2008 36 14 1


  • Arnside and Beetham Ward (2 seat ward)
  • Broughton Ward
  • Burton and Holme Ward
  • Cartmel Ward
  • Coniston Ward
  • Crake Valley Ward
  • Crooklands Ward
  • Grange Ward (2 seat ward)
  • Hawkshead Ward
  • Holker Ward
  • Kendal Castle Ward
  • Kendal Far Cross Ward
  • Kendal Fell Ward
  • Kendal Glebelands Ward
  • Kendal Heron Hill Ward
  • Kendal Highgate Ward
  • Kendal Kirkland Ward
  • Kendal Mintsfeet Ward
  • Kendal Nether Ward
  • Kendal Oxenholme Ward
  • Kendal Parks Ward
  • Kendal Stonecross Ward
  • Kendal Strickland Ward
  • Kendal Underley Ward
  • Kirkby Lonsdale Ward
  • Lakes Ambleside Ward (2 seat ward)
  • Lakes Grasmere Ward
  • Levens Ward
  • Low Furness and Swarthmoor Ward (2 seat ward)
  • Lyth Valley Ward
  • Milnthorpe Ward
  • Natland Ward
  • Sedbergh Ward (2 seat ward)
  • Staveley-in-Cartmel Ward
  • Staveley-in-Westmorland Ward
  • Ulverston Central Ward
  • Ulverston East Ward
  • Ulverston North Ward
  • Ulverston South Ward
  • Ulverston Town Ward
  • Ulverston West Ward
  • Whinfell Ward
  • Windermere Applethwaite Ward
  • Windermere Bowness North Ward
  • Windermere Bowness South Ward
  • Windermere Town Ward




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