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Tim Farron MP signing the BritORA broadband petition with Adrian Quine.
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Group of campaigners outside Westmorland General Hospital
  • Tim in Kendal
    Article: Apr 16, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed today's unemployment figures from the Office of National Statistics, which show a further fall in the number of unemployed people in Westmorland and Lonsdale.

    The number of unemployed people in Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency in March 2014 was 391. This represents a rate of 1.0% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 643rd highest of the 650 UK parliamentary constituencies. (1st = highest rate of unemployment, 650th = lowest rate of unemployment.)

  • Tim also singled out Ambleside councillor Heidi Halliday for praise after her campaign to make sure communities within the National Park did not lose out.
    Article: Apr 16, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has backed a campaign calling on the University of Cumbria not to sell off one of their buildings in Ambleside to the Premier Inn.

    Premier Inn want to redevelop the former University of Cumbria Hilltop building in Ambleside, but some objections have already been raised by local residents. A petition created by hard-working South Lakeland District Councillor Heidi Halliday has garnered over two and a half thousand signatures: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/say-no-to-the-proposed-plans-to-build-a-premier-inn-in-ambleside

  • South Lakes MP Tim Farron has sent out petitions to over 20,000 people throughout South Lakeland to allow people to add their voice to the growing campaign to protect Westmorland General Hospital.
    Article: Apr 15, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has sent out petitions to over 20,000 people throughout South Lakeland to allow people to add their voice to the growing campaign to protect Westmorland General Hospital. He has also started a series of outdoor petition signing sessions.

    Fresh from pressuring the Prime Minister to look into the case of Westmorland General, Tim is continuing the fight to protect our hospital and it's services.

  • TF Kendal
    Article: Apr 14, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has once again pushed Communications Minister, Ed Vaizey, to order BT to disclose where rural broadband will be delivered.

    Tim wrote to the Minister today after residents complained to him about the lack of information being provided by BT about which areas would receive faster broadband services.

  • South Lakes MP Tim Farron visited the site of Grasmere’s new Post Office on Monday morning.
    Article: Apr 14, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron is asking local residents to make their views heard ahead on the new Grasmere Post Office at The Old Coach House.

    Post Office Ltd have written to Tim to tell him that they are considering making some changes to their plans for the new Post Office, which is located in The Old Coach House, Grasmere.