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  • Article: Jul 26, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has paid tribute to Windermere councillor and Cumbria County Council deputy leader, Jo Stephenson, who sadly died last night in hospital.

    Speaking this morning, Tim said: "Jo was a wonderful councillor, colleague and friend. He got involved in local politics, giving up a lucrative career in law because he wanted to make a difference to the community he loved. He was committed, passionate and determined. My thoughts and prayers are with Hilary and his children at this awfully tragic time. We will miss him terribly."

  • Tim in Sedbergh
    Article: Jul 25, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron is encouraging everyone in his constituency to get involved in National Parks Week-whether they live inside the Lake District National Park or not.

    National Parks Week takes place from 28 July-3 August, and celebrates the diverse and varying environments found in our national parks and the great opportunities they provide for leisure, relaxation, exercise and learning.

  • Tim in Westminster
    Article: Jul 25, 2014

    South Lakes MP and Lib Dem Party President Tim Farron has this morning said that the Liberal Democrats have helped to restore the UK economy to pre-crash levels.

    The UK economy has grown by 0.8% over the last quarter, meaning the country has now exceeded the level of economic output we had before the banking crisis in 2008.

  • TF Kendal
    Article: Jul 25, 2014

    4th August 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the day Britain entered the First World War and South Lakes MP Tim Farron is encouraging local residents to join the British Legion in a LIGHTS OUT moment of reflection.

    To mark the 100th anniversary everyone in the UK is invited to take part in LIGHTS OUT by turning off their lights from 10pm to 11pm on 4th August, leaving on a single light or candle for a shared moment of reflection.

  • Tim speaking in Parliament
    Article: Jul 24, 2014

    Today the Government launched a new long-term plan to deal permanently with the country's radioactive waste. It follows a consultation on improving the process of finding a site to host a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF). Commenting on the White Paper, South Lakes MP Tim Farron said:

    Tim said: "We have an energy crisis but this decision has nothing to do with that - the Geological Disposal Facility should not be foisted on a community without their wholehearted support. The mooted plans to remove the veto for local councils against a nuclear repository is undemocratic and makes an absolute mockery of the idea of localism. The government need to drop that idea, and quickly. Our area is one of the least geologically suitable places to bury this waste in the country - we must not now be forced to store this waste against the will of so many local people, and with such detriment to the Lake District's precious brand"