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  • Article: Jul 1, 2015

    Lib Dem Leadership candidate Tim Farron MP has this morning commented on the findings of the Davies report, he said:

    "Today's Sir Howard Davies review has proposed extra expansion at Heathrow. This is something I oppose. I do so based on the critical issue of air pollution and noise for the residents who live close to the flight path.

  • Tim at Gilkes
    Article: Jun 30, 2015

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has thanked local businesses and Kendal College after figures released today by the Department of Business, Innovation & Skills showed that 630 roles had been created in Westmorland & Lonsdale.

    The figures from August 2014 to April 2015 show that there were 40 more apprenticeships started in Westmorland and Lonsdale compared to Penrith and the Border. Since 2010, over 3,500 apprenticeships have been created in the South Lakes.

  • Article: Jun 25, 2015

    THE CASE FOR THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS

    Speech for IPPR, 25 June

    Thank you, David, and thanks also to IPPR for inviting me to deliver this talk. IPPR has always been one of the leading think tanks on the progressive wing of British politics. I welcome the interest you've shown in Liberalism, and I hope that in the next few years you will further develop the arguments in your 2007 book on Liberalism, Beyond Liberty.

  • Article: Jun 24, 2015

    Lib Dem Leadership candidate Tim Farron MP has released the names of five new senior backers. They are former Pensions Minister Steve Webb and DEFRA Minister Dan Rogerson, as well as former MPs Annette Brooke, Richard Younger-Ross and Stephen Lloyd. The new backing follows the release this morning of an independent poll by respected polling company Yougov, which shows Farron leading by a 3:1 margin amongst Lib Dem members.

  • TF Kendal
    Article: Jun 24, 2015

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed new figures showing that 130 people in Westmorland & Lonsdale have been helped off benefits and are now running their own businesses, under the New Enterprise Allowance scheme.

    The New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) aims to help unemployed people claiming out of work benefits who wish to start up their own business. Participants in NEA work with a business mentor to develop their business idea. Once they have started trading and left benefits, they receive a weekly allowance.