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Tim Farron MP signing the BritORA broadband petition with Adrian Quine.
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  • Tim at Gilkes
    Article: Apr 17, 2015

    Tim Farron has welcomed the news that unemployment in South Lakeland has fallen to a 'record low' according to figures released today by the Office for National Statistics.

    Here in Cumbria there were 4,309 people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance or Universal Credit. This equates to 1.4% of the county's total workforce. Across the whole county the claimant count has plunged by a third over the last twelve months.

  • Tim in Kendal
    Article: Apr 15, 2015

    Tim Farron has welcomed the Liberal Democrats manifesto, published today, particularly the commitment to give every child in Cumbria a world-class education.

    Opportunity for all is at the heart of the manifesto and party has announced a major new commitment to protect education funding for every child - providing an extra £2.5bn of funding for 2 to 9 year olds by 2020.

  • TF Kendal
    Article: Apr 14, 2015

    Tim Farron and the Liberal Democrats have launched a package of measures to shift the balance of power back in favour of consumers and commuters to ease the cost of living and save families hundreds of pounds a year. Our "Five Point Plan" comes on the back of the Lib Dem Digital Rights Bill that provides compensation for consumers who have their data misused online.

  • TF at Torchlight
    Article: Apr 13, 2015

    The team behind Torchlight need 160 people to volunteer during the day and evening of Friday 11th September 2015 to help run this fantastic community and family event. Tim has urged local people to come forward to volunteer for the event which he says 'represents the best of Kendal'.

    The Torchlight team currently need:

  • TF Kendal
    Article: Apr 13, 2015

    Tim and the Liberal Democrats have launched a public consultation on the planned Bill, which the party would introduce if they were to form a new coalition government after the election. Tim said the idea was born in South Lakeland and credited young people in our area for proposing the idea to him.