Stewart Young
Vice Chair

Leader, Cumbria County Council

Councillor Stewart Young is the Leader of Cumbria County Council. He has been a County Councillor since 1989 and brings wide experience of local government to the table.

His first spell as Leader was in 2000-2001 when the County was struck by Foot and Mouth Disease, and he was Leader again during Storm Desmond in 2015 and the severe winter weather of 2018, so not surprisingly he has an interest in the resilience of the Cumbrian economy, and the inadequacy of our physical infrastructure.