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  • Creating a thriving high street in Kendal and other towns in South Lakeland is a key Council Plan priority for SLDC. (South Lakeland District Council)
    Article: Jul 15, 2015

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed figures, released last week, that show unemployment in Westmorland & Lonsdale is 74 lower than June 2014.

    The total number of unemployed claimants in Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency in June 2015 was 209.This represents a rate of 0.5% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 646th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.)

  • Creating a thriving high street in Kendal and other towns in South Lakeland is a key Council Plan priority for SLDC. (South Lakeland District Council)
    Article: Jul 14, 2015

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed the news that South Lakeland was yet again the top place in the county for businesses to start.

    Figures collated by the organisation Banksearch and released by the Cumbria Statistical Observatory show that there were 657 business start-ups in Cumbria in the quarter Feb-Apr 15.

  • Article: Jul 8, 2015

    Liberal Democrat leadership candidate Tim Farron MP has commented on today's budget statement and pointed out that many of the changes that have been announced were stopped by the Liberal Democrats in the last Parliament.

    Tim said: "For all its talk about striving, aspiration and creating a Northern Powerhouse, this budget has delivered none of it. It shows that the Conservatives, devoid of fresh ideas, have simply rehashed old ones that were rejected over the last few years.

  • Article: Jul 2, 2015

    Lib Dem Leadership candidate Tim Farron MP has secured the endorsement of the Independent newspaper for his leadership bid.

    In today's paper they say 'It's a Herculean task; and in the absence of Hercules, Mr Farron is the best man for the job'.

    Tim has also been endorsed by the Evening Standard and the New Statesman.

  • Article: Jul 1, 2015

    Lib Dem Leadership candidate Tim Farron MP has this morning commented on the findings of the Davies report, he said:

    "Today's Sir Howard Davies review has proposed extra expansion at Heathrow. This is something I oppose. I do so based on the critical issue of air pollution and noise for the residents who live close to the flight path.