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

Building Our Businesses

Group of campaigners outside Westmorland General Hospital

Saving Our Services

  • Tim and the Lib Dems at WGH

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has secured a major meeting with health ministers and NHS England to try and bring a radiotherapy centre to Westmorland General Hospital.

    At health questions in the House of Commons this morning Tim asked Jane Ellison MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health: "NHS England has identified South Cumbria as one of just 3 places in England where there is a need to provide new radiotherapy services due to unacceptably long and debilitating travel distances.

    Article / Oct 21, 2014
  • South Lakes MP Tim Farron was hailed the news that Windermere Steam Boat Museum won planning permission from the Lake District National Park Authority last week as ‘another massive boost for the local economy’.

    Clearance work is underway at the Windermere Steamboat Museum site, ahead of the start of construction of the new attraction next year. South Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed the news and has said he looking forward to seeing the transformation on the site.

    The £13.4 million redevelopment project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), will transform the Windermere Steamboat Museum into a world-class attraction and save the internationally important collection. The capital project will create a new museum on the lake to display the internationally significant collection, connecting boats, people and stories.

    Article / Oct 21, 2014
  • Kendal’s MP Tim Farron has heralded the second Comic Arts Festival held in the town as

    Kendal's MP Tim Farron has heralded the second Comic Arts Festival held in the town as "fantastic". Tim believes the event has given the town a 'significant economic boost'.

    Thousands of comic fans flocked to Kendal for a weekend of events, talks and exhibits.

    Tim visited Ruskins Bar on Friday to meet the staff and see the how the bar had been turned into 'the Batcave' for the weekend. This year 36 businesses in Kendal paired up with schools, colleges and community groups to create an 'art trail'.

    Article / Oct 20, 2014
  • TF Kendal

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has written to a series of major national retailers asking them to look at opening new premises in Kendal.

    Tim has written to major national retailers such as Nandos, Primark, John Lewis and River Island to ask them to meet with South Lakeland District Council's Economic Development Team to discuss business opportunities in the South Lakes.

    Article / Oct 20, 2014
  • TF rural

    The government will cut outdated regulation to allow higher tractor speeds and heavier tractor and trailer combinations from spring 2015. The government has also committed to develop detailed proposals for a roadworthiness test for tractors and trailers. This announcement has been welcomed by South Lakes MP Tim Farron.

    Article / Oct 17, 2014