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

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Group of campaigners outside Westmorland General Hospital

Saving Our Services

  • Tim

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed victory for two Lib Dem amendments to the government's Housing Bill last night in the House of Lords.

    Two Lib Dem amendments to the Housing Bill were voted for last night in the House of Lords, as the government has been forced to make a number of concessions.

    The first Lib Dem amendment, voted for by a margin of 253-205, will ensure that all new English homes to meet a "carbon compliance standard" from April 2018.

    Article / Apr 26, 2016
  • Tim Farron meeting refugees in Lesbos

    Local MP and Lib Dem leader Tim Farron has accused the government of turning its back on the UK's proud humanitarian legacy, following this evening's vote not to accept 3,000 unaccompanied child refugees.

    During his time as leader of the Lib Dems, Tim has consistently campaigned for a compassionate response to the refugee crisis, and he has visited refugee camps across the UK and Europe.

    Article / Apr 25, 2016
  • 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.

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has described the government's decision to reject a proposal to save Kendal Court as "callous and short-sighted".

    In February, Conservative Ministers had decided to press ahead with plans to close the court, despite the government's own consultation revealing almost unanimous local opposition to the plans.

    Article / Apr 25, 2016
  • Tim Farron Speaking

    The government's 'Connecting Cumbria' superfast broadband project will fail to meet its own targets, according to South Lakeland MP Tim Farron.

    Connecting Cumbria's stated aim is "that 95% of homes and businesses in the county will be able to access superfast broadband by mid-2018." However, the government's own figures given to the House of Commons Library now suggest that it will fall short of this target, with just 88% of properties in Westmorland and Lonsdale due to enjoy superfast coverage by the project completion date in March 2018.

    Article / Apr 25, 2016
  • South Lakes MP Tim Farron has urged people to join the organ donor register. Tim has made his call at the start of National Transplant Week (July 7-13).

    Local MP Tim Farron is calling on local people to sign up to the Organ Donor Register, as the statistics show that just 534 more sign-ups are needed to hit 35,000 donors in Westmorland and Lonsdale.

    The figures show that 41.1% of local people in Westmorland and Lonsdale are on the organ donation register, which puts it in the top 15% of all English constituencies in terms of the proportion of residents on the organ donor register.

    Article / Apr 22, 2016