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Tim Farron MP signing the BritORA broadband petition with Adrian Quine.
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Group of campaigners outside Westmorland General Hospital

  • Creating a thriving high street in Kendal and other towns in South Lakeland is a key Council Plan priority for SLDC. (South Lakeland District Council)
    Article: Jul 24, 2015

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed the news of increased job postings in the county. Tim has said this is great for businesses and jobseekers in Cumbria.

    According to the Cumbria Statistical Observatory in the period from April to June, there were 8,358 job postings in Cumbria which is 3,474 more than were placed in the previous three months and is 3,998 more than the same quarter last year.

  • Tim and the Lib Dems at WGH
    Article: Jul 23, 2015

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed the news that major funding has been secured for University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) after a cross-party campaign.

    This afternoon it was announced that Monitor, the Regulator for Foundation Trusts, has given the green light to an application by UHMBT for a variation in the amount they are paid for some of the care they provide.

  • South Lakes MP Tim Farron has urged local residents to join the campaign to protect the Magistrates court in Kendal from plans to close it.
    Article: Jul 23, 2015

    A petition created by local lawyers has been signed by nearly 200 people in just two days: https://www.change.org/p/the-ministry-of-justice-save-kendal-magistrates-county-court. The Westmorland Gazette has also launched a 'Keep Justice Local' campaign which Tim has backed.

    The consultation documents about the latest tranche of court closures can be found here: https://consult.justice.gov.uk/digital-communications/proposal-on-the-provision-of-court-and-tribunal-es. Tim is urging local residents to join the consultation and to help make the case that the court in Kendal should stay open.

  • Tim with students at Ambleside campus
    Article: Jul 22, 2015

    The vice chancellor of the University of Cumbria, Professor Peter Strike, has announced he is to retire at the end of July 2016. South Lakes MP Tim Farron paid tribute to Mr Strike's 'leadership and dedication to Cumbria and Higher Education'.

    Tim said: "Peter is a dedicated and passionate advocate for the University and the county. For that I want to put on record my personal thanks.

  • Creating a thriving high street in Kendal and other towns in South Lakeland is a key Council Plan priority for SLDC. (South Lakeland District Council)
    Article: Jul 15, 2015

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed figures, released last week, that show unemployment in Westmorland & Lonsdale is 74 lower than June 2014.

    The total number of unemployed claimants in Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency in June 2015 was 209.This represents a rate of 0.5% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 646th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.)