Welcome to the website for Copeland Conservatives, the Conservative Party in the Copeland constituency which includes the Borough of Copeland and the Allerdale Borough wards of Crummock, Dalston, Derwent Valley, and Keswick.
£46 million new look for West Cumberland Hospital
Plans showing how West Cumberland Hospital will look after another £46 million of investment being put in by the Conservative government were unveiled at the start of November 2017.
Earlier this year, the Department of Health announced that north, west and east Cumbria was in line for up to £100m of further investment, including completion of the WCH refurbishment & rebuild project, and a new cancer centre at Carlisle.
Cumbria's NHS organisations have since been working on detailed business cases, which will determine exactly how much money is released..
Designs and information about the current plans for the West Cumberland Hospital scheme have now been released and can be seen on the Times and Star website here.
It is estimated that this scheme will involve £46 million of further new investment in West Cumberland Hospital, above and beyond the £90 million programme to provide the new and refurbished buildings which opened in 2015.
Local Conservatives have been fighting to maintain and improve services at WCH and this new investment represents a tremendous victory for our campaign and a huge success for local Conservative MP Trudy Harrison.
As the Chief Executive of the local NHS trust said when the new investment put into West Cumberland Hospital by the Conservative government was announced:
"Anyone who thinks the West Cumberland Hospital doesn't have a future, or that we are closing it, can think again."
(Stephen Eames, Chief Executive of Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.)
There was a by-election on Thursday 2nd November 2017 for an Egremont South ward seat on Copeland Borough Council, caused by the resignation of former Labour leader on the council, Lena Hogg.
The votes cast were:
Labour: 354 votes
Conservative 321 votes
4 spoilt papers
Labour majority cut to 33.
This represented a swing of 11% from Labour to Conservative, an excellent result for our hard-working local Conservative candidate Jeff Hailes.
THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO VOTED CONSERVATIVE IN THE BY-ELECTION.
CUMBRIA CONSERVATIVE CONFERENCE
2nd & 3rd November 2017
The third annual conference of Cumbria Conservatives took place at the beginning of November and was attended by over a hundred local Conservatives.
Speakers included Cumbria's three Conservative MPs - Rory Stewart, Jon Stephenson and Trudy Harrison, the Police and Crime Commissioner Peter McCall, North West MEP Jacqueline Foster and Security minister Ben Wallace MP.
The first session of the conference on Friday morning was the Inaugural General Meeting of the Cumbria Conservative Association which has now replace Cumbria Area Conservatives and is intended to help Conservatives in the six constituencies in Cumbria work more effectively together.
Trudy Harrison, Conservative MP for Copeland, has a website which can be found at
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Cumbria Conservative HQ
31 Chiswick Street
Cumbria CA1 1HJ
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Trudy Harrison is Conservative MP for Copeland. Her website is
Trudy can be contacted via email at:
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Constituency office Telephone: 01229718333
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