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  • South Lakes MP Tim Farron has heralded the 2014 Kendal Mountain Festival as the
    Article: Nov 23, 2015

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has praised the "resounding success" of the Kendal Mountain Festival, which took place from the 19-22nd November.

    The KMF brought together outdoor enthusiasts as well as athletes, top brands & equipment manufacturers, artists, photographers, adventurers, explorers and inspirational speakers from around the world for a celebration of adventure and outdoor sports.

  • Article: Nov 20, 2015

    Tim Farron MP has criticised the government's new energy policy, following a speech by the Energy and Climate Change Secretary.

    In a speech earlier this week, Amber Rudd MP the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change set out the government's new energy policy priorities.

    Although Amber Rudd's speech did include the end of electricity from coal, which the Liberal Democrats have long argued for and which the Conservatives repeatedly opposed during the Coalition, there were also many less progressive measures. The government's plan involves cutting back further on renewables and increasing the use of nuclear and gas-fired plants. Decarbonisation has been down-graded in terms of priority.

  • Article: Nov 20, 2015

    Tim Farron MP has welcomed the news that Canada has re-opened its market for imports of British Beef for the first time since 1996.

    Tim described the deal, which applies to both primal cuts and manufacturing beef, as "welcome news" for local farmers.

    British beef exports worldwide are worth more than £370m to the UK economy. In 2014, Canada imported 162,653 tonnes of fresh and frozen beef, with more than half of shipments coming from the US, followed by Australia. The UK already has market access to export sheep meat to Canada.

  • Article: Nov 19, 2015

    Tim Farron MP has reiterated his support for votes at 16 in the EU referendum, following an amendment by Liberal Democrat Lords.

    Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords voted yesterday to amend the European Referendum Bill, to allow 16 and 17 year olds to vote. However, the government has suggested it will seek to reverse this amendment when the bill returns to the Commons.

  • Tim Farron
    Article: Nov 19, 2015

    The government needs policies to back up its words, Tim Farron MP has insisted, following the revelation that the government's 'Northern Powerhouse' plan is unknown to almost three in five people in the North of England.

    "Actions speak louder than words", Tim has insisted, stressing that the government needs to announce details of plans to invest in broadband, housing, green energy, and transport infrastructure. Instead, the Conservatives pursue their "obsession" with cutting government spending, which is harming local services.