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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
  • TF Kendal
    Article: Jan 28, 2015

    Less than a year since its introduction, new figures show nine companies and entrepreneurs across Westmorland & Lonsdale have benefited from nearly £40,000 worth of funding from the Government's Start Up Loans scheme.

    The Start Up Loans initiative provides start-up support in the form of a repayable loan together with a business mentor for entrepreneurs across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

  • Tim speaking in Parliament
    Article: Jan 27, 2015

    Lakes MP Tim Farron was one of just 52 MP's to vote for a moratorium on fracking yesterday in the House of Commons. Tim has also welcomed the news that the Government agreed to protect the National Parks from fracking.

    The amendments were part of the bigger Infrastructure Bill containing a range of other infrastructure measures including a cycling strategy and planning reforms. The Infrastructure Bill received an unopposed third reading and will now return to the Lords for further legislative scrutiny.

  • On Saturday night South Lakes MP Tim Farron joined local police officers out on the beat in Kendal town centre. Tim asked to go out with the police to get a taste of what life on the frontline is like for them.
    Article: Jan 27, 2015

    On Saturday night South Lakes MP Tim Farron joined local police officers out on the beat in Kendal town centre. Tim asked to go out with the police to get a taste of what life on the frontline is like for them.

    Tim accompanied Inspector Paul Latham and other officers as he spent time at the station looking at their facilities including the custody suite, then joined a car patrol, before spending time on foot patrol in Kendal Town centre.

  • Tim on bicycle
    Article: Jan 26, 2015

    Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed the news that the government is supporting calls for a long-term commitment to cycling and walking.

    The proposed changes to the new Infrastructure Bill, which comes before Parliament on Monday, January 26 for its final reading, will now include a cycling and walking strategy.

  • Tim with local residents at the modern bus shelter in Chapel Stitle
    Article: Jan 23, 2015

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has highlighted research from the Campaign for Better Transport that shows that Cumbria County Council has cut the most financial support to public transport of all North West authorities. Tim has today urged the council to support a series of proposals he thinks that will help arrest the decline in financial support for public transport in the county.