The Penrith and the Border Constituency (wikipedia) covers an electorate of 65,234 people over 3,100 square Km making it the largest and least populated constituency in England. The Penrith and the Border Constituency Labour Party (CLP) comprises five Branches (Alston Moor, Brampton and Area, Eden and Penrith, Upper Eden and Wigton) and an active and growing membership.

The Officer Team

  • Chair: Dave Knaggs
  • Secretary: Sandy Brown
  • Treasurer: John Potts
  • Vice Chairs: Nicola Hawkins/Dave Knaggs
  • Vice Chair/Membership: Joyce Payne
  • Women’s Officer: Hilary Snell
  • Youth Officers: Will Melling/Joseph Kelly
  • Disabilities Officer: Sue Charters/Paul Donald
  • Trade Union Liaison Officer: Alan McGukin
  • Campaign Coordinator: John Potts
  • BAME Coordinator: Afsah Oomar Snaith/Bernard Snaith
  • LGBT Coordinator: vacant
  • Political Education Officer: VacantPolicy Officer: Peter Doyle
  • County Labour Group Observer: Beth Furneaux
  • IT Officer: Vacant
  • Auditors: Chris Coulthard and James Fallows
  • Communication & Social Media Officers: Dave Knaggs/Nicola Hawkins

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The Executive Officers of this CLP are the: chair, vice-chair, vice-chair/membership, secretary, treasurer, women’s officer. At least three of these officers are always women. Additionally, there are two elected delegates from each Branch. Any member of the CLP may attend the CLP Executive meeting as an observer.

Our Labour Cumbria County Councillors

Claire Driver, Alston and East Fellside, Roger Liddle, Wigton

Our Labour Eden District and Allerdale Borough Councillors

John Crouch Wigton & Woodside, Allerdale Borough Council, Lissie Sharp Alston Moor, Eden District council, Michael Hanley Alston Moor, Eden District Council Elaine Lynch, Wigton & Woodside, Allerdale Borough Council

Our 6 Labour Penrith Town Councillors

Paul Donald  Penrith North, Mike Shepherd Penrith North,  James Fallows  Penrith East,  Nicola Hawkins  Penrith East, Dave Knaggs Penrith West, Hilary Snell Penrith West


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