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  • Tim in Westminster
    Article: Sep 17, 2014

    Figures released today, show that our area has the 4th lowest unemployment in the UK. This news has been welcomed by South Lakes MP Tim Farron.

    The unemployment figures for August 2014 were published today at 9.30am by the Office for National Statistics.

    It shows that the number of unemployed claimants in Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency in August 2014 was 256.This represents a rate of 0.6% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 647th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest rate of unemployment, 650th = lowest rate of unemployment.)

  • The Liberal Democrats have selected local residents Colin Jones and Dyan Jones to fight the Windermere By-Elections on 2nd October.
    Article: Sep 17, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron and Windermere Bowness North Councillor Colin Jones have stepped in to try and protect a much valued community bus service in Windermere.

    Tim has this morning written to Philip Halliwell, the Managing Director of Blueworks Private Hire, asking him to keep the service running past November 1st. That is the date that bus subsidy ends for every service throughout the county.

  • Tim Farron MP at Kendal Nursery School
    Article: Sep 16, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has heralded the news that his campaign for fairer schools funding means that rural schools in our area will benefit from an extra £7.8 million next year. Tim has fought for the last four years for better funding for small rural schools throughout the county.

    Tim has met with education ministers numerous times and lobbied Schools Minister David Laws MP who came to Kendal and discussed the matter with campaigners.

  • Tim in Sedbergh
    Article: Sep 16, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has written to senior government ministers to ask them when the decision on the National Park boundaries will be taken. Tim has said local residents deserve to know what will happen and should not have to put up with this 'limbo'.

    Back in 2011, Natural England, the public body responsible for conserving and enhancing the natural environment in England, proposed that some of these areas between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks should be designated as national park. The current proposed changes are:

  • Tim Farron MP with his daughter Gracie at Torchlight
    Article: Sep 15, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has praised the team behind Kendal's Torchlight Carnival for saving the event and putting on a great show on Friday night.

    The event, which was bigger than 2013, was the second since the event had to be cancelled in 2012 due to lack of volunteers and funding. Tim, who this year helped fundraise for Kendal's Mountain Rescue Team with his daughter Gracie, said the event put 'the best of Kendal on show'.