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  • Tim Farron
    Article: Jul 18, 2016

    The government must provide Cumbria's schools with the funds needed to keep class sizes down, according to South Lakes MP Tim Farron. Many pupils are already taught in classes over the recommended size, and growing pupil numbers will only increase this pressure.

    Almost 2% of Cumbrian pupils in Years 1 and 2 are taught in classes of more than 30 students, which is the government's legal class size limit for this age group.

  • Tim Farron 2016
    Article: Jul 18, 2016

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed the news that EE has switched on more 4G coverage in the South Lakes.

    EE has upgraded masts near the B5285 near Far Sawrey, meaning that residents and businesses in the area will benefit from faster speeds on 4G devices.

    Local councillor Dave Fletcher has long campaigned for improved mobile phone coverage in the area.

  • Levens Primary School
    Article: Jul 15, 2016

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron yesterday visited Levens Primary School, alongside local councillor Annie Rawlinson, to see the work the students have been doing around the issue of speeding.

    Tim and Annie met with students and heard their concerns about speeding, as well as being shown posters that the students had designed. The students also set up a mock parliament in the school hall, and held a debate on the 20 mile an hour speed limit. Tim and Annie also took questions on this and a range of other topics.

  • Tim Farron in Whitehall
    Article: Jul 14, 2016

    New Environment Minister Andrea Leadsom must keep her referendum promises to farmers, South Lakes MP Tim Farron has insisted today.

    Andrea Leadsom is on the record as having told farmers during the referendum that "the UK government will give you that same money when we leave the EU". Tim has written to her today to ask her to confirm that she will honour those promises.

  • Burrell's Newsagents
    Article: Jul 11, 2016

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has today reopened a popular Kendal newsagents following its closure due to flood damage.

    Burrell's Newsagents, on Longpool, had been closed for refurbishment work to fix damage caused by the floods of Storm Desmond last winter. Tim cut the ribbon to reopen the shop at a celebration with the shop owners and members of the community.