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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
  • Why are you IN?
    Article: Apr 24, 2014

    Today, Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg launched the Liberal Democrats' 2014 European election campaign. The launch took place in Colchester at a rally with activists and supporters, followed by a public town hall-style Q&A session hosted by Heart FM.

    Speaking at the launch event, Nick Clegg said:

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

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has taken his campaign to defend services at Westmorland General Hospital on the road this morning.

    Tim took the campaign this morning to Kirkby Lonsdale market and over one hundred residents signed the petition in just two hours. Now over 4000 local people have joined the rallying cry to safeguard Westmorland General Hospital, after a pair of consultants raised fears that some services could be moved from the site or out of NHS control.

  • South Lakes MP Tim Farron joined Chris Davies MEP at Kendal Mountain Rescue station on Wednesday afternoon to thank the over 6,000 local residents for signing the petition calling for VAT to be axed from our Mountain Rescue teams.
    Article: Apr 24, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron joined Chris Davies MEP at Kendal Mountain Rescue station on Wednesday afternoon to thank the over 6,000 local residents for signing the petition calling for VAT to be axed from our Mountain Rescue teams.

    The duo also reaffirmed their commitment to campaign and thanked the volunteers at Kendal Mountain Rescue station in Kendal. Tim and Chris said our teams are the 'fourth emergency service' in the Lakes.

  • Flag of Westmorland
    Article: Apr 23, 2014

    Planning rules have been changed to allow councils to put up boundary signs marking traditional English counties. Tim has urged the council to use these new rules and put up signs to celebrate Westmorland.

    England's traditional counties date back over a thousand years of English history, but many of the counties have been side-lined by Whitehall in recent decades, including the municipal restructuring by Edward Heath's government in 1972..

  • TF Ambleside protest
    Article: Apr 22, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron today took part in a debate hosted by the University of Cumbria in Ambleside.

    The panel tackled such as issues as how to support sustainable economic growth in Cumbria and the Lake District National Park, how to preserve the local natural landscape and the Lake District's natural heritage, in an event which launched the new rural growth hub based at the University.