Westmorland and Furness Councillors Elections took place in May to elect 65 Councillors to the Shadow Authority for Westmorland and Furness Council. The Shadow Authority will oversee the planning and preparation for the new unitary council. Once elected Councillors will serve a five-year term of office. The first year on a 'Shadow Authority' followed by four years on Westmorland and Furness Council. Find your Westmorland and Furness Councillor by name, political party or ward. Local Members of Parliament (MP) Tim Farron is the MP for the Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency. Simon Fell is the MP for the Barrow and Furness constituency. Neil Hudson is the MP for Penrith and The Border Constituency.