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NEWS STORY : Councillor Arthur Lamb Dies at Age of 31


Arthur Lamb, the youngest councillor on Cumbria County Council, has died at the age of 31. He had been elected onto the council in 2017 and was the Conservative’s Shadow Cabinet member for Customers, Transformation and Fire & Rescue. Hilary Carrick, the Conservative group leader on the council, said in a statement:

“There are no words to describe my sadness at hearing the tragic news of Arthur’s untimely passing. Quite simply, he was an amazing young man who was universally loved and respected. He was a very talented politician and hugely effective County councillor who worked tirelessly for the local community that he loved. Arthur had a maturity and wisdom that exceeded his years and his considered contributions, positivity, dedication, enthusiasm and cheeky grin will be hugely missed. Our thoughts and heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends at this very difficult time”.

The funeral will take place on 6 February 2023 at Distington’s Church of the Holy Spirit.

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Trust, who Arthur worked for, said in a statement:

“Our Arthur worked at West Cumberland Hospital in the information team and had recently taken on a secondment as a deputy service manager. He will be very sadly missed by his colleagues at the trust and our thoughts are with his family, many friends and colleagues at this very difficult time. His colleagues have shared their tribute – Just over seven years ago Our Arthur walked into the information office at the West Cumberland Hospital – a unique wonderful gentle giant of a young man at 6ft 2in (Arthur always reminded us of the two inches).

Over the years we have had many happy memories of our time together with Arthur, debating and discussing issues about work, cricket and politics – the odd friendly disagreement too which Arthur thoroughly enjoyed with a twinkle in his eyes. Arthur was a kind generous dedicated person in all aspects of his life from coaching young players at Whitehaven Cricket Club to running out of the office to quickly help a member of staff who was struggling with IT issues.

Every Friday we would go to the canteen (his favourite place) and he’d laugh about his squeaky shoes which could be heard along the corridor and everyone who passed knew him. Arthur will never be far from our thoughts, we will miss him terribly and treasure our time together with him. Thank you Arthur for being you and for being our friend”.


Press Release from Cumbria County Council


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