On Wednesday 18th July 2018, John Zak Woodcock MP resigned the Labour Party whip. Barrow and Furness is now represented by an independant MP. Commenting, Simon Fell, Conservative Spokesman for Barrow and Furness, said:
Figures revealed by Cumbria’s Labour and Liberal Democrat County Council show that the ‘cash-strapped’ authority has failed to spend a penny of nearly £3 million in emergency pothole repair funding which it received from the Government almost three months ago.
Residents in Hawcoat are rejoicing at the installation of a new drop kerb on Dalton Lane. Local county councillor, Roy Worthington, was approached by a resident regarding the lack of ease of access along the pavement on Dalton Lane.