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

    Tim Farron has called on the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust to reinstate Helme Chase as a staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week maternity unit at Westmorland General. Tim has called on the trust to 'name the date the service will be reinstated.'

    On 26 November 2014 the trust said: "A new shift pattern is to be introduced at Westmorland General Hospital's Helme Chase maternity unit to allow midwives to be used more flexibly across the maternity services at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust. This is an interim change."

    Article / Apr 27, 2015
  • Carers Week Logo

    Tim Farron and the Liberal Democrats will give people give 850 carers in Westmorland a £250 'Carer's Bonus' for looking after loved ones who are older, disabled or seriously ill.

    The annual payment would be a boost to an army of unsung heroes who work tirelessly to care for their friends and relatives.

    Article / Apr 25, 2015
  • The Langdale Valley Association have completed and handed in the required forms to begin the process of registering Stickle Tarn as a community asset. They have been backed by local councillor Heidi Halliday and South Lakes MP Tim Farron. (http://old.leaney.org/)

    The iconic beauty spot Stickle Tarn has today been listed as an Asset of Community Value. Tim Farron has said that the announcement from South Lakeland District Council is 'wonderful news'.

    Following the announcement Tim has made two calls on National Park bosses - firstly he called on them to 'see sense' and drop the sale altogether. But if they go ahead with a sale to a community group he has also called on them to make sure any required remedial work is done, before Stickle Tarn is passed on. The site is covered by the Reservoir Act and it is believed that major financial undertakings would have to be made by any community group taking over ownership of the site.

    Article / Apr 23, 2015
  • TF Kendal

    Public sector workers in Westmorland & Lonsdale deserve to feel the benefits of the economic recovery. Tim Farron has said this must happen by public sector workers now receiving pay increases by at least the rate of inflation.

    Liberal Democrats in government will ensure employees in the public sector are no longer subject to real term cuts in their pay. 5,900 public sector workers in Westmorland would benefit from these plans.

    Article / Apr 23, 2015
  • TF Kendal

    Plans set out today by Tim Farron for a 'Countryside Charter' would create more than 300,000 new jobs and ensure people living in rural areas have access to the facilities they need to prosper.

    The Liberal Democrats are proposing to give local authorities the power to double council tax on second homes in a bid to stop houses becoming too expensive for local people.

    Article / Apr 21, 2015