The wider borough
Allerdale is a diverse district with a rich history and stunning landscapes. The area has low levels of crime and many of our residents enjoy an excellent quality of life - but we are not without some significant challenges.
Allerdale covers an area of some 1242 square kilometres, with a population density that is significantly lower than the national average. While there are large population centres in the south west around Maryport, Workington and Cockermouth, 72 % of Allerdale residents live in areas that are classified as rural.
Residents outside the population centres often feel like they get a raw deal from the borough council - suffering from reduced services while seeing large projects proposed in the more urban areas. They see Allerdale Borough Council announce new NHS facilities in new stadiums, while they might have to travel miles to see a doctor.
Allerdale Conservatives want the council to work for everybody, so we will work to combat social exclusion, invest in community facilities and ensure that the voices of all Allerdale residents are heard in decision making.