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Tim Farron MP signing the BritORA broadband petition with Adrian Quine.
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  • Tim Farron MP & Cllr Andy Shine at Oxenholme Station
    Article: Feb 27, 2015

    Cumbrian MP Tim Farron has welcomed plans for rail travel in the north, including a brand new fleet of modern trains. Passengers in Cumbria have been promised more seats, more services and new trains under franchise plans announced by the Government this morning.

    The announcement means that from Monday to Saturday, Windermere will have 'two trains per day to Manchester Airport on the new 'Northern Regional' service by December 2017.' The Furness Line will also benefit from an increase to eight trains per day to Manchester and Manchester Airport on the new high-quality 'Northern Regional' service and extra trains along the Cumbrian Coast, timed to better serve Sellafield shift and other working patterns.

  • Tim speaking in Parliament
    Article: Feb 25, 2015

    Commenting on news the UK will provide further non-lethal support to Ukraine by sending advisory and short-term training teams to build the capacity and resilience of its Armed Forces Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs spokesperson Tim Farron said:

    "In the face of Russian-backed aggression, Liberal Democrats in Government are committed to help Ukraine deal with the worrying situation they face in the east of their country.

  • TF Kendal
    Article: Feb 25, 2015

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has today congratulated Lib Dem run South Lakeland District Council for freezing council tax for a record fifth year in a row.

    Tim said "I'm proud that South Lakeland council have now frozen council tax for five successive years. This will be the first time that any district or county council has frozen council tax for the whole of a five year parliament.

  • Tim at Gilkes
    Article: Feb 24, 2015

    Local MP Tim Farron has hailed the news that youth unemployment in South Lakeland has fallen by 55.4% in the last year. Tim says that these figures show that our campaigns on jobs, investment and apprenticeships are working.

    The figures were released by Cumbria Statistical Observatory as part of their Labour Market statistics. They show there were just 70 Youth JSA claimants in South Lakeland in February 2015, a 55% fall from last February, and an unemployment rate of just 0.8%.

  • Article: Feb 24, 2015

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron is calling on shoppers to choose a shopping list to change lives, to mark Fairtrade Fortnight.

    Fairtrade Fortnight runs from February 23-March 8.

    Fairtrade products have been produced by small-scale farmer organisations or plantations that meet Fairtrade social, economic and environmental standards.