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  • Bridge Hotel
    Article: May 2, 2016

    South Lakeland MP Tim Farron cut the ribbon on Friday to officially reopen the Bridge Hotel in Kendal, which had been closed due to the floods.

    The Bridge Hotel was forced to close after being badly flooded in December as a result of Storm Desmond. However, the pub is now open for business once more having undergone an extensive refurbishment since the closure. At the reopening on Friday, Tim and other guests sampled food from the new menu on offer at the pub.

  • Tim
    Article: Apr 26, 2016

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed victory for two Lib Dem amendments to the government's Housing Bill last night in the House of Lords.

    Two Lib Dem amendments to the Housing Bill were voted for last night in the House of Lords, as the government has been forced to make a number of concessions.

    The first Lib Dem amendment, voted for by a margin of 253-205, will ensure that all new English homes to meet a "carbon compliance standard" from April 2018.

  • Tim Farron meeting refugees in Lesbos
    Article: Apr 25, 2016

    Local MP and Lib Dem leader Tim Farron has accused the government of turning its back on the UK's proud humanitarian legacy, following this evening's vote not to accept 3,000 unaccompanied child refugees.

    During his time as leader of the Lib Dems, Tim has consistently campaigned for a compassionate response to the refugee crisis, and he has visited refugee camps across the UK and Europe.

  • 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: Apr 25, 2016

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has described the government's decision to reject a proposal to save Kendal Court as "callous and short-sighted".

    In February, Conservative Ministers had decided to press ahead with plans to close the court, despite the government's own consultation revealing almost unanimous local opposition to the plans.

  • Tim Farron Speaking
    Article: Apr 25, 2016

    The government's 'Connecting Cumbria' superfast broadband project will fail to meet its own targets, according to South Lakeland MP Tim Farron.

    Connecting Cumbria's stated aim is "that 95% of homes and businesses in the county will be able to access superfast broadband by mid-2018." However, the government's own figures given to the House of Commons Library now suggest that it will fall short of this target, with just 88% of properties in Westmorland and Lonsdale due to enjoy superfast coverage by the project completion date in March 2018.