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  • Article: Sep 6, 2016

    Over 200 schools in Cumbria face a budget shortfall of up to £6,500 due to the government's decision not to renew a subsidy for free school meals, a leaked government report shows. South Lakes MP Tim Farron says that "the Conservatives are overlooking the needs of small schools in rural areas".

  • Article: Sep 6, 2016

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed a U-turn by the government over cuts which would have led to the closure of rural pharmacies.

    Pharmacies minister David Mowat MP announced yesterday at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society conference that planned cuts to community pharmacy would not be implemented.

    The government had previously announced that from October it would cut £170m from community pharmacy funding. Department of Health Minister Alistair Burt had admitted that this would lead to up to 3000 pharmacy closures across the country.

  • Steve, Colin and Andrew
    Article: Sep 6, 2016

    Local MP Tim Farron has thanked popular local councillor Colin Jones for his commitment to the Windermere community, as he steps down from his roles on the county and district councils.

    Colin is stepping down from the council due to family commitments that mean he won't always be in the area.

    The by-election will take place on Thursday 13th October. Steve Rooke will be the Liberal Democrat candidate for the county council seat, and Andrew Jarvis will be the candidate for the Bowness North district council seat.

  • Fundraising for St John's Hospice
    Article: Sep 6, 2016

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron will run the Great Langdale Half Marathon on Saturday to help raise funds for a hospice at home nurse for the St John's Hospice.

    Tim is backing the Westmorland Gazette's 'Hospice Angels' campaign, which aims to raise £30,000 to fund a nurse to visit patients in their homes.

  • Tour of Britain
    Article: Sep 5, 2016

    Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron has tabled a motion in parliament to welcome the Tour of Britain cycling race to South Lakeland.

    The Tour of Britain will see some of Britain's top cyclists tackle the roads of Cumbria as they race 116 miles from Carlisle to Kendal. Thousands of spectators are expected to turn up to see the likes of Olympic medallists Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish race through some of the country's most stunning scenery.