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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
  • TF Kendal
    Article: Oct 30, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has helped launch a new awareness campaign to protect those most at risk of investment fraud. Finance regulator the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has this month launched a new campaign to warn people about investment fraud and how to spot a potential scam.

    Investment scams generally involve unexpected phone calls and high-pressured sales tactics for products which often do not exist, including land-banking schemes, carbon credits and rare earth metals.

  • Tim speaking in Parliament
    Article: Oct 30, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has unearthed figures which show that thousands of businesses in our area are benefiting from lower business rates and small business relief to the tune of over £5 million.

    Tim asked the following question to ministers in Parliament: 'To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many shops in Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency have benefited from the reduction in business rates.'

  • Tim in Westminster
    Article: Oct 29, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has today backed a plan to bid for £1.7m funding to reinvigorate Morecambe Bay as a visitor destination from the Coastal Communities Fund.

    If the Coastal Communities Fund (CCF) is successful, the work in 2015 and 2016 will:

    • Make Morecambe Bay one of the UK's fastest growing destinations
    • Deliver more than 400 new jobs and safeguard more than 10,000 others
    • Strengthen the brand of Morecambe Bay so the 15 million people a year who visit the Bay area have the sense they're coming to a single, unified destination
    • Boost tourism revenue by £22m, more than 13 times the original investment
  • South Lakes MP, Tim Farron, is urging people to join the campaign to dramatically increase the number of people trained in life-saving CPR and help create a Nation of Lifesavers.
    Article: Oct 29, 2014

    South Lakes MP, Tim Farron, is urging people to join the campaign to dramatically increase the number of people trained in life-saving CPR and help create a Nation of Lifesavers.

    More than 30,0001 people suffer an out of hospital cardiac arrest in the UK every year - 80%2 of which occur in the home, often in front of family members and loved ones.

  • From left to right, Ian Stephens (Cumbria Tourism, Chief Executive), Cllr Peter Thornton (Leader, SLDC), John Woodcock MP, Tim Farron MP, Cllr Liz Lewis (Mayor of Grange) & at the front Cllr Frank Cassidy (Barrow councillor)
    Article: Oct 29, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron and Barrow & Furness MP John Woodcock have said they are 'encouraged' by the tone of comments from rail minister Claire Perry on the future of the threatened direct trains between Furness, the South Lakes and Manchester.

    Speaking in a Westminster Hall debate this afternoon, Tim set out a compelling argument for more trains and electrification of the line by 2030, a plan for which was laid out in a recent report by The Railway Consultancy Ltd.