Tim Farron MP signing the BritORA broadband petition with Adrian Quine.

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Group of campaigners outside Westmorland General Hospital

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  • South Lakes MP Tim Farron has been named as a ‘Campaign Champion’ by a national charity for his work on road safety and sustainable transport.

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed the news that Kendal's Business Improvement District (BID) is working with North Country Leisure on plans for a cycling revolution for the town.

    The scheme - for tourists as well as local people, will focus on both improving the current infrastructure and introducing the new initiative. Over the last couple of months the BID have been consulting with local stakeholders including businesses in Kendal to determine additional locations for things like extra secure cycle rack provision.

    Article / Jul 29, 2015
  • Creating a thriving high street in Kendal and other towns in South Lakeland is a key Council Plan priority for SLDC. (South Lakeland District Council)

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed the news of increased job postings in the county. Tim has said this is great for businesses and jobseekers in Cumbria.

    According to the Cumbria Statistical Observatory in the period from April to June, there were 8,358 job postings in Cumbria which is 3,474 more than were placed in the previous three months and is 3,998 more than the same quarter last year.

    Article / Jul 24, 2015
  • Tim and the Lib Dems at WGH

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed the news that major funding has been secured for University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) after a cross-party campaign.

    This afternoon it was announced that Monitor, the Regulator for Foundation Trusts, has given the green light to an application by UHMBT for a variation in the amount they are paid for some of the care they provide.

    Article / Jul 23, 2015
  • 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.

    A petition created by local lawyers has been signed by nearly 200 people in just two days: https://www.change.org/p/the-ministry-of-justice-save-kendal-magistrates-county-court. The Westmorland Gazette has also launched a 'Keep Justice Local' campaign which Tim has backed.

    The consultation documents about the latest tranche of court closures can be found here: https://consult.justice.gov.uk/digital-communications/proposal-on-the-provision-of-court-and-tribunal-es. Tim is urging local residents to join the consultation and to help make the case that the court in Kendal should stay open.

    Article / Jul 23, 2015
  • Tim with students at Ambleside campus

    The vice chancellor of the University of Cumbria, Professor Peter Strike, has announced he is to retire at the end of July 2016. South Lakes MP Tim Farron paid tribute to Mr Strike's 'leadership and dedication to Cumbria and Higher Education'.

    Tim said: "Peter is a dedicated and passionate advocate for the University and the county. For that I want to put on record my personal thanks.

    Article / Jul 22, 2015