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  • Tim Farron MP with hospital campaigners
    Article: Jul 27, 2016

    South Lakeland MP Tim Farron has insisted that proposed changes to boundaries of our local Clinical Commissioning Groups must not lead to cuts in services at Westmorland General Hospital.

    Proposals are being considered to take the south of the county out of the Cumbria CCG and add it to North Lancashire CCG to create a commissioning group for Morecambe Bay which matches the boundaries of the Hospitals Trust. Tim has consulted with a number of GPs as well as with health bosses about the proposed move.

  • Tim Farron MP with students from Settlebeck School at Parliament
    Article: Jul 27, 2016

    Students from Settlebeck School were welcomed to the Houses of Parliament by local MP Tim Farron last week.

    Tim met the Year 10 students and took part in a Q&A session. The students then had a tour of the Houses of Parliament.

    Tim said: "It was great to meet Settlebeck students in parliament, and to discuss with them my role as an MP. I was impressed by their questions and interest in finding out more about how our political system works. I hope the students enjoyed their visit to Parliament, and that is has given them a better understanding of the link between the work that I do in parliament and my work in the constituency."

  • Mental health campaigners with Tim Farron MP
    Article: Jul 26, 2016

    Tim Farron's campaign against the closure of the Kentmere mental health ward in Kendal looks likely to be on the verge of victory, as health bosses make a U-turn over the need for closure.

    Following intense pressure from the community, the Board will vote on a recommendation not to close the ward at a meeting due to be held on Thursday. Agenda papers drawn up by the Trust recommend that the ward should not be closed.

  • Tim with Peter Holme from the Kendal Oral History Group
    Article: Jul 26, 2016

    Local MP Tim Farron has taken part in a project organised by the Kendal Oral History Group, which aims to record the experiences of local people affected by the floods of December 2015.

    Tim was interviewed by the group both about his personal experiences of the flood, such as losing his car, as well as his involvement with the wider South Lakeland community at this time through his work as an MP.

  • Tim with Rosie Wates and Tina Balmer at Artsfest North
    Article: Jul 26, 2016

    On Friday evening South Lakeland MP Tim Farron officially opened Artfest North, an art fair held at Kendal Town Hall.

    The event saw over 60 artists from all over the country come to Kendal to display and sell their work. The artists included painters, printmakers, ceramicists, photographers, textile and mixed media artists.