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  • Tim Farron with local residents at a Post Office
    Article: Dec 16, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed the new £250million, seven-year contract for the Post Office card account (POCA) announced by the Government today.

    The card account is used by around 2.5m people to claim their pensions and benefits at their local post office. Lib Dem Pensions Minister Steve Webb told MPs that the new contract will run from March 2015.

  • Tim and the Lib Dems at WGH
    Article: Dec 16, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has commented on figures that show that 51 operations a month are being cancelled at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust. Tim has said that these figures are unacceptable.

    The figures released by the Department of Health and NHS England show that between July and September 153 operations across the trust's three hospitals were cancelled.

  • TF Kendal
    Article: Dec 16, 2014

    Plans are under way for a third Kendal Wool Gathering next year, with the event delayed a couple of weeks. The event will provisionally be held over the weekend of 24 and 25 October 2015. The announcement has been welcomed by South Lakes MP Tim Farron.

    The Kendal Wool Gathering mixes demonstrations, fun activities and displays, all connected to the cloth on which the town's wealth was built. Kendal Town Council's motto is 'Pannus mihi pani', usually translated as 'Wool is My bread'.

  • Tim speaking in Parliament
    Article: Dec 15, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has congratulated Kendal student Tom Latham on being elected as the first ever Member of the Youth Parliament representing South Lakeland and Barrow. Tim paid tribute to all those who voted and took part in the elections as candidates, campaigners and helpers.

    Tom, a student at Queen Katherine School, was one of over thirty youth parliament candidates who put themselves forward across Cumbria, with three being elected. Tom's manifesto contained featured major issues like lowering the voting age to 16 and making sure public transport is cheaper for young people.

  • Tim and the Lib Dems at WGH
    Article: Dec 12, 2014

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has called on hospital bosses to publicly confirm that changes to staffing at Kendal's Helme Chase maternity unit are only temporary. Tim said it would be 'intolerable for local mums' for this to continue as a long term solution.

    The University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust have recently changed their shift patterns across maternity services which means that Helme Chase closes overnight with a midwife on call to open it when needed. The change has been made to use midwives more flexibly across Morecambe Bay as an interim measure while a review of maternity services is conducted.