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Tim Farron MP signing the BritORA broadband petition with Adrian Quine.
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  • Tim in Westminster
    Article: Oct 22, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has stepped up his campaign to protect rural GP practices by introducing a Presentation Bill in the House of Commons.

    Tim yesterday proposed the General Practitioner Surgeries (Rural Areas) Bill 2014-15 which would create a strategic fund for small GP practices to access to deal with the potential impact of funding cuts due to the removal of the Minimum Practice Income Guarantee (MPIG).

  • Tim speaking in Parliament
    Article: Oct 22, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron raised the issue of mental health in Parliament yesterday and asked the Government to ensure that young people get 'swift, clear and obvious access to mental health care'.

    During health questions in the House of Commons, Tim asked: "A local report on mental health and emotional resilience among young people in South Lakeland found that the stigma surrounding mental health and the lack of sufficient resources over time, means that distressed and panic-stricken families often do not know how to begin to access the support that their children desperately need. How can my right hon. Friend help us get swift, clear and obvious access to mental health care for young people?"

  • Tim and the Lib Dems at WGH
    Article: Oct 21, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has secured a major meeting with health ministers and NHS England to try and bring a radiotherapy centre to Westmorland General Hospital.

    At health questions in the House of Commons this morning Tim asked Jane Ellison MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health: "NHS England has identified South Cumbria as one of just 3 places in England where there is a need to provide new radiotherapy services due to unacceptably long and debilitating travel distances.

  • South Lakes MP Tim Farron was hailed the news that Windermere Steam Boat Museum won planning permission from the Lake District National Park Authority last week as ‘another massive boost for the local economy’.
    Article: Oct 21, 2014

    Clearance work is underway at the Windermere Steamboat Museum site, ahead of the start of construction of the new attraction next year. South Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed the news and has said he looking forward to seeing the transformation on the site.

    The £13.4 million redevelopment project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), will transform the Windermere Steamboat Museum into a world-class attraction and save the internationally important collection. The capital project will create a new museum on the lake to display the internationally significant collection, connecting boats, people and stories.

  • Kendal’s MP Tim Farron has heralded the second Comic Arts Festival held in the town as
    Article: Oct 20, 2014

    Kendal's MP Tim Farron has heralded the second Comic Arts Festival held in the town as "fantastic". Tim believes the event has given the town a 'significant economic boost'.

    Thousands of comic fans flocked to Kendal for a weekend of events, talks and exhibits.

    Tim visited Ruskins Bar on Friday to meet the staff and see the how the bar had been turned into 'the Batcave' for the weekend. This year 36 businesses in Kendal paired up with schools, colleges and community groups to create an 'art trail'.