Parish Councillors


Six nominations were submitted for the seven seats on the Parish Council.  The election was therefore uncontested and the results are available here:  Uncontested election 2023

The Parish Council co-opted William Patterson at its meeting on 12 May 2023.

The most recent version of the Councillor Code of Conduct was adopted at the Parish Council meeting on 9 May 2022 and can be found here:  Councillor Code of Conduct – 2022


Anne King

Felldodderers, 2 Townhead Cottages, Hilton, CA16 6LU      017683 52308

Tina Longstaff

Ascot House, Murton, CA16 6ND      017683 53651

Alastair Bell

Langton Field, Appleby-in-Westmorland, CA16 6JG      017683 51547

John McDarren (Chairman)

Fairview, Hilton, CA16 6LU      07554 428 002

Jim Hardman (Vice Chairman)

1 Park Cottages, Murton, Appleby-in-Westmorland CA16 6ND      01768 254306

George Slack

Heatherbank, Brackenber, Appleby-in-Westmorland CA16 6LP      07584 211645

William Patterson

George Gill House, Coupland Beck, Appleby-in-Westmorland CA16 6LN      07718 584323

Each Councillor has to declare any pecuniary interests they may have in property or activities in the parish. Details of the Murton Parish Councillors’ interests can be found HERE on the Westmorland & Furness Council website.

If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor you may wish to take a look at this document issued by the National Association of Local Councils – the national advisory body for Councillors – NALC_GoodCouncillorsGuide_2024