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  • Tim Farron MP visits apprentices on local housing development
    Article: Aug 22, 2016

    Local MP Tim Farron is encouraging young people in the area to consider starting an apprenticeship. Government figures show that more than two new apprenticeships are started each day in Westmorland and Lonsdale.

    Promoting apprenticeships was a key Liberal Democrat achievement during the coalition, and these figures show that this was a success. Prior to 2010, there were just over 30 apprenticeships a month started in Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency. Now, the figure is at almost 70.

  • Article: Aug 18, 2016

    South Lakeland MP Tim Farron has congratulated students who are receiving their A Level results today.

    Tim said: "Congratulations to all those across South Lakeland, and the rest of the UK, who are receiving their A Level results today.

    "These are fantastic results for pupils and schools across the South Lakes. Having visited many local schools over the course of the year I have seen first-hand the hard-work and dedication of both students and teachers, and these results are testament to those efforts.

  • Article: Aug 17, 2016

    Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron has welcomed the latest figures showing an improvement in the local jobs market, putting the employment rate in the area in the top 1% of all constituencies.

    Data released today by the House of Commons Library shows that the area has an unemployment rate of just 0.5%, compared to 2.4% nationally. This means that Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency has the 5th lowest unemployment of all 650 UK constituencies.

  • Article: Aug 12, 2016

    Local MP Tim Farron has welcomed a national tourism survey published this week showing the success of visitor attractions in South Lakeland.

    The report by Visit England shows there were more than 2.3 million visits to visitor attractions in South Lakeland in 2015. This represents a 3% increase on the year before.

  • Article: Aug 11, 2016

    Patients in the North West in a critical condition are consistently left waiting longer than the recommended waiting time for an emergency response, figures released today reveal. South Lakes MP Tim Farron has called for the Ambulance Service to be given the funding needed to ensure it can reach patients before it is too late.