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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
  • Tim in Westminster
    Article: Jul 21, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed a major report urging councils to use 'all the tools at their disposal' to promote safe road sharing between cyclists and drivers.

    The Transport Committee's report on cycling safety which was released on Friday, said a cycling budget of £10 per head by 2020 is essential to fund long-term development of cycling infrastructure to make our roads safer for cycling.

  • TF rural
    Article: Jul 21, 2014

    South Lakes MP and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Hill Farming Tim Farron MP has welcomed the news that by 2017 all of central government will commit to buying fresh, locally sourced, seasonal food, so that all food that can be bought locally will be bought locally.

    By 2017, all of central government will commit to buying fresh, locally sourced, seasonal food, so that all food that can be bought locally will be bought locally. This will be done through a new, simplified food and drink buying standard, 'The Plan for Public Procurement', which was launched today to benefit thousands of British farmers, small businesses, rural economies and the British public.

  • South Lakes MP Tim Farron is supporting the British Pub Week
    Article: Jul 18, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has signed a parliamentary motion calling for further protection for pubs.

    Tim has signed an Early Day Motion called 'Demolition and change of use of pub buildings'. He is calling for the Government to bring forward amendments to the General Permitted Development Order 1995, so that any demolition or change of use involving the loss of a pub would require planning permission.

  • Tim and the Lib Dems at WGH
    Article: Jul 18, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron's campaign to bring a radiotherapy unit to Westmorland General Hospital has taken another step forward today.

    Tim has welcomed the news that the NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have said that they want to 'prioritise the resources necessary' for a cancer treatment centre in Kendal.

  • Tim in Westminster
    Article: Jul 17, 2014

    Commenting on reports in the local media, South Lakes MP Tim Farron has claimed a major victory after new plans emerged for a tunnel under Morecambe Bay as the preferred way of transporting new power cables from Cumbria to the national grid.

    National Grid has been asked to provide a connection into the electricity transmission network for the proposed new 3.4GW nuclear power station, Moorside, near Sellafield in West Cumbria and to export energy produced by a number of wind farms in the Irish Sea.