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  • Tim at Gilkes
    Article: Sep 29, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has heralded the news that an average of 61 apprenticeships per month have been created in Westmorland and Lonsdale. Figures released today show that Tim's campaign to create more apprenticeships is working.

    The statistics, released by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills show that 2,800 apprenticeships have been created in our area since 2010 . The provisional statistics up to April 2014 show that 550 apprenticeships have been created so far this year. This equates to 61 apprenticeship places being created every month from August 2013 to April 2014.

  • Flag of Westmorland
    Article: Sep 29, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has wished local residents well on Westmorland Day. Tim thinks it's vital to celebrate the important role historic counties continue to play to many communities throughout our area.

    Westmorland Day is celebrated on 29 September each year.

    The Westmorland flag was hoisted, by the Department of Communities and Local Government in London this morning to mark the day, which is celebrated every year in recognition of Ralph Neville being appointed the first Earl of Westmorland by King Richard II in 1397.

  • Tim Farron MP at Kendal Nursery School
    Article: Sep 25, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed the announcement by schools minister David Laws MP that bursaries and prestigious scholarships worth £25,000 tax free will be offered to top graduates who choose to get into teaching to help raise standards across England's schools.

    Raising teaching standards and delivering the best schools and skills to prepare young people for life in modern Britain is key to building a stronger economy and a fairer society.

  • TF Kendal
    Article: Sep 24, 2014

    Because of the recall of Parliament to discuss potential action against ISIL (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant), South Lakes MP Tim Farron will no longer be able to be present at his advice surgery on Friday.

    The surgery at the Castle Street Centre from 10am to 11am will still go ahead without Tim. Instead a senior councillor and a member of Tim's staff will be present who will give constituents the same level of confidentiality and support that they would get from Tim.

  • Tim and the Lib Dems at WGH
    Article: Sep 24, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron's mental health report has been praised by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt MP.

    The report 'Born in South Lakeland - developing emotionally resilient children' was commissioned by Tim to review how services operating in Cumbria could provide better support for young people. After the report's launch, Tim sent a copy to the Health Secretary to ask him to enact many of the recommendations within the report throughout the UK.