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Tim Farron MP signing the BritORA broadband petition with Adrian Quine.
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  • From left to right, Ian Stephens (Cumbria Tourism, Chief Executive), Cllr Peter Thornton (Leader, SLDC), John Woodcock MP, Tim Farron MP, Cllr Liz Lewis (Mayor of Grange) & at the front Cllr Frank Cassidy (Barrow councillor)
    Article: Sep 12, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has backed a study into the future of the Furness Line, and called for a Westminster Hall debate on the issue.

    The Furness Line Study, a 90-page report released in August by The Railway Consultancy Ltd, concludes that the line is not fit to meet demand currently and will definitely not be able to cope with the expected population and employment boost in the area in coming years. Tim would like to bring all the local MPs along the line together to press the case for more infrastructure funding for the line.

    Article: Sep 12, 2014

    South lakes MP Tim Farron has today welcomed the news that Lib Dem minister Stephen Williams has backed a bill to outlaw "revenge evictions" - where renters are threatened with evictions after asking for improvements that guarantee them a safe and secure home to rent.

    The Private Member's bill, which Sarah Teather MP is bringing before Parliament, now stands a higher chance of becoming law. It would stop a minority of rogue landlords who threaten to evict tenants simply for asking for essential repairs to be made, rather than make their properties safe and legal. Ministers backed the bill in principle, with the condition that the Bill only targets bad landlords and cannot be used by tenants to frustrate legitimate evictions. The Bill will extend the existing restrictions on a landlord's power to evict, where they don't protect a deposit or have a licence they are required to hold, to situations where a health and safety hazard has been identified by environmental health officers.

  • Tim Country Fair
    Article: Sep 12, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has said that yesterday's Westmorland county show the best one he has ever been to.

    Tim held an all-day advice surgery at the show, but had a chance to visit some of the various stalls and discuss agriculture issues with the National Farmers Union.

    Tim said: "We had amazing weather, but what made the show was the variety of stalls, animals and activities. I think the show was, without doubt the best ever. The county show really showcases all that is good about Westmorland and Cumbria.

    I'd also like to thank the organisers, volunteers and everyone who works tirelessly behind the scenes to deliver a seamless day. This brilliant event would not happen without them."

  • South Lakes MP Tim Farron has thanked local bus company Travellers Choice after they announced that that they would save the 532 bus.
    Article: Sep 10, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has thanked local bus company Travellers Choice after they announced that that they would save the 532 bus.

    The bus covers the Cartmel Peninsula and is much valued by local residents. Tim was contacted by constituents who were concerned that the withdrawal of the service would leave them isolated.

  • Tim in Westminster
    Article: Sep 10, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron, after a debate on pancreatic cancer, has spoken about the need for better awareness, earlier diagnosis and increased research for pancreatic cancer.

    His call comes on the back of the backbench Parliamentary debate. The debate was called after an e-petition organised by Mrs Maggie Watts - whose husband died from pancreatic cancer back in 2009 - reached the necessary 100,000 signatures to trigger a debate in Parliament.