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  • The Liberal Democrats have selected local residents Colin Jones and Dyan Jones to fight the Windermere By-Elections on 2nd October.
    Article: Aug 28, 2014

    The Liberal Democrats have selected local residents Colin Jones and Dyan Jones to fight the Windermere By-Elections on 2nd October.

    The by-election follows the tragic death of Councillor Jo Stephenson. Jo was County Councillor for Windermere and also represented Windermere Town on South Lakeland District Council.

  • Article: Aug 28, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed measures that make it easier for people to run a business from home.

    The Home Business Initiative, announced by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills will cut the cost of bureaucracy with new legislation making it easier for people to run a business from a rented home, updating planning guidance to make it clear that planning permission should not normally be needed to run a business from your home and new business rates guidance clarifying that in the majority of circumstances home based businesses will not attract business rates. These steps are designed to create a surge in entrepreneurs starting a business from their home over the coming years.

  • TF rural
    Article: Aug 28, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has signed up to support the RSPB's new campaign putting nature at the heart of the political agenda.

    The 'Vote for Bob' campaign seeks to raise the issue of disappearing wildlife; for instance since 1977 house sparrow populations have declined by 64% and the number of hedgehogs has halved. It also highlights the decline in natural habitats; the majority of flower filled meadowland has been lost, taking bees and many insects with it.

  • TF Kendal
    Article: Aug 27, 2014

    Families of missing people will be given extra help when a loved one goes missing, under proposals announced by the government today. These proposals have been welcomed by South Lakes MP Tim Farron.

    The government's proposals, which fill a gap in the law, would create a new power for relatives of missing people. This would allow families to take care of legal and financial affairs following a disappearance - for example being able to suspend direct debits for mobile phone and utility bills or to make mortgage payments.

  • Tim Farron MP and fire-fighters at 10 Downing Street
    Article: Aug 27, 2014

    Cumbrian MP Tim Farron is writing to the Secretary of State Eric Pickles asking him to run an urgent, independent review of the regional fire control system for the North West.

    Tim's call comes as an investigation is launched into why the controversial 999 call centre ordered firemen from Cumbria to attend an emergency near Bolton. A stunned fire crew at Carlisle East fire station received a printout message telling them about a man trapped near Rivington Reservoir in Lancashire - a 200-mile round trip away.