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Tim Farron MP signing the BritORA broadband petition with Adrian Quine.
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  • Tim Farron MP & Cllr Andy Shine at Oxenholme Station
    Article: Mar 5, 2015

    Today Northern Electrification Task Force released their report on the future of rail in our region. Local MP Tim Farron has described the Northern Sparks report as 'a disappointment' for the campaign to electrify the Furness Line.

    The Furness Line has been classified as a category C scheme, but yet the project is believed to have very good economic benefits. The report says: "We believe that ALL these routes need electrifying, starting with those in the first tier, based primarily on the scale of economic impact they will bring. This provides the core foundation for the remaining tiers." The Cumbrian coastal route was also denoted as a category C scheme.

  • Tim in Westminster
    Article: Mar 4, 2015

    Local MP Tim Farron has taken the campaign to protect Stickle Tarn to Parliament.

    Tim has tabled a parliamentary motion on the issue and has used the opportunity to call on the Lake District National Park Authority to 'not just think again about the plans, but to drop the sale altogether'.

    Tim's motion says: "That this House notes Stickle Tarn in the Langdale Pikes is widely regarded as one of the finest beauty spots in the Lake District National Park; further notes that the Lake District National Park Authority intends to sell the Tarn for a price estimated to be between £20,000 to £30,000; welcomes the opportunity provided to local communities by this Government via the Localism Act 2011 to register such sites with the local authority as assets of community value; further welcomes the fact that the Act allows local communities to bid to acquire such assets; celebrates the initiative and hard work of the Langdale Valley Association in seeking to register the Tarn as a Community Asset; and expresses support to the Langdale Valley Association's campaign to raise funds to buy the Tarn for the benefit of the local community."

  • Tim and the Lib Dems at WGH
    Article: Mar 3, 2015

    Cumbrian MP Tim Farron has today commented on the Kirkup review into maternity deaths at Morecambe Bay Hospitals Trust, which has been labelled by some as "a second Mid Staffs".

    Tim has long believed that the pressure to achieve Foundation Trust status, led to poor patient care and patient safety being compromised at the Morecambe Bay Hospitals Trust and especially in Barrow.

  • Tim Farron MP with his daughter Gracie at Torchlight
    Article: Mar 2, 2015

    Local MP Tim Farron has welcomed the confirmation that this year's Kendal Torchlight Carnival will go ahead.

    This year's event will take place on the 11th of September, following Team Leader Simon McElroy stating that it had found key volunteers to run the carnival in 2015. An urgent appeal was launched last month for people to give up their own time to fill management team positions.

  • TF Kendal
    Article: Mar 2, 2015

    Local MP Tim Farron has welcomed the news that Kendal and Kirkby Lonsdale have been named as two of the '101 best places to live in Britain' in the Sunday Times.

    The towns were chosen based on how they benefit the widest number of people. The factors considered ranged from positive community spirit, to good shops and attractive outdoor spaces.