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Tim Farron MP signing the BritORA broadband petition with Adrian Quine.
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  • Young Enterprise Workshop
    Article: Feb 8, 2016

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has spoken to young entrepreneurs in Kendal, as part of a workshop held on Friday.

    The event was organised by the South Cumbria Area Board for Young Enterprise Achievers, bringing together entrepreneurial young people and business leaders from across South Cumbria.

    The aim of the workshop was to prepare companies for The Spring Trade Fair, and ultimately for the Area Finals. The students practised their presentation skills, and were given advice on how to produce a good trade stand and company report, as well as how to prepare a closing financial report. The Young Enterprise Spring Trade Fair will be held at the Westmorland Shopping Centre on Saturday 13th February.

  • St mark's school
    Article: Feb 8, 2016

    Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron has visited St. Mark's School, Natland, to meet with pupils and discuss his role as an MP.

    Tim met with the School Council and spoke to the students about the democratic process and his role as an MP, ahead of the students' visit to the Houses of Parliament later this week.

  • Tim on a quad bike on a hill farm
    Article: Feb 5, 2016

    Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron has called for the Rural Payments Agency to make outstanding payments as a matter of urgency, as significant numbers of South Lakes farmers are still waiting to receive overdue funds.

    Tim has taken up the cases of a number of South Lakeland farmers who were due to receive payments in December but have still not received the payments, and has written to the Rural Payments Agency to demand action.

  • Article: Feb 5, 2016

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has called on the government not to neglect the north of England, as the latest analysis of funding data shows that London's share of funding is set to increase whereas areas in the north including Cumbria are set to see their share fall.

    Analysis of NHS England Funding Allocations Data by GPOnline shows that over the next five years, London's share of core medical primary care funding will increase by almost 6% whereas some areas in the North of England will see their share fall by nearly 4%.

  • White Noise Festival
    Article: Feb 5, 2016

    Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron took part in a panel debate today at the White Noise Festival, an innovative new festival in Kendal organised by and for young people.

    The panel debate was chaired by local councillor and Chair of SLDC Sylvia Emmott, and featured a variety of local politicians from different parties and different levels of government.