Local MP Tim Farron is calling on local people to sign up to the Organ Donor Register, as the statistics show that just 534 more sign-ups are needed to hit 35,000 donors in Westmorland and Lonsdale.
The figures show that 41.1% of local people in Westmorland and Lonsdale are on the organ donation register, which puts it in the top 15% of all English constituencies in terms of the proportion of residents on the organ donor register.
Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron paid tribute to the Queen in parliament to mark the monarch's 90th birthday.
Tim said: "It is a massive honour to give praise and to acknowledge the service of Her Majesty on her 90th birthday…
"Her Majesty has had occasion to visit formally my part of the world-Westmorland-on two occasions in her reign. The first was in 1956, which was 14 years before I was born... The second occasion was three years ago, when I was privileged to meet her in Kendal as the Member of Parliament for Westmorland and Lonsdale. In the 57 years between those two visits, and indeed since she assumed the throne, so much has changed for all of us. Much, much more has changed for Britain and the world in which we live. The Elizabethan age will be reviewed by history as ​a vast, transformational and tumultuous era, during which our Queen has provided immeasurable constancy, which will be looked back on as the thread that runs through all of it, and that has made change possible without the uncertainty and instability that could have come about otherwise…
South Lakeland MP Tim Farron has praised the "entrepreneurial vibrancy" of South Lakeland, as the latest statistics show that it is leading the way on the creation of new businesses in Cumbria.
The latest figures show that, with 117 start-ups in the last quarter, South Lakeland had the highest number of business start-ups of any area in Cumbria. This figure equates to 25% of all the business start-ups in Cumbria.
South Lakeland MP Tim Farron has welcomed the announcement today that GP practices will be given an additional £2.4bn per year by 2020, but has insisted that the government must follow through on its commitment to provide funding for rural practices.
The Head of NHS England today set out a five-year plan for the NHS in the 'General Practice Forward View'. The plan announces that the NHS will earmark an extra £2.4 billion a year for general practice services by 2020/21. The plan also commits the NHS to develop "a new funding formula to better reflect practice workload, including deprivation and rurality", which should be finished in summer 2016.
The latest figures show a "shocking" level of violence against NHS staff, according to South Lakes MP Tim Farron, who has called for stronger action to protect staff.
The latest figures show that at the Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, there were 418 assaults on staff in the last year, including one which led to a criminal sanction.