Jonathan Brook
Leader Of Westmorland And Furness Council

Jonathan has lived and worked in Cumbria most of his life.

Jonathan is currently Leader of the new Westmorland and Furness Council. Previously, leader of South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) 2021-2023. Member of the Lake District National Park Authority (LDNPA) 2006-2014 and LDNP Partnership 2014-2023.

Jonathan was first elected to SLDC and Kendal Town Council in 2006. He has had various SLDC member roles, chairing various Committees and was Council Chair 2008-2010. He was elected to Cabinet in 2012 with various Portfolio roles and was Deputy Leader 2016-2021. He had the privilege of being elected Mayor of Kendal in 2011.

Jonathan was previously a Director of Cumbria Rural Enterprise Agency, Furness Enterprise and South Lakes Housing.

Earlier in his career he was Project Manager at AXA Insurance 1985–2002 and CEO Manna House, a local Homelessness Charity 2002-2018.

Jonathan is and has been a Trustee and member of various local Community Groups over the years.