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  • Article: Feb 22, 2018

    Plans for an urgent treatment centre in Kendal have been confirmed following a long running campaign by local MP Tim Farron.

    Responding to a petition signed by over 5,000 local residents which Tim presented to Parliament before Christmas, health ministers have announced that the new centre will be operational this Spring.

  • Article: Feb 21, 2018

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron says that new multi-million-pound flood defence schemes along the River Kent could be in vain if the Government fail to hold water companies to a higher standard.

    At the moment, while the Environment Agency's standard for all new flood defences is to withstand a one in 100-year rainfall event, the industry standard for drainage is just to withstand a one in 30-year rainfall event.

  • Article: Feb 20, 2018

    Commenting on Michael Gove's speech to the NFU conference, local MP Tim Farron said:

    "Michael Gove said some nice things about Cumbrian farmers, but at the same time he's planning to remove the Basic Payment Scheme with no clear plan to give them an alternative source of funding.

    "Given that the majority of those who farm the uplands, could not survive without the Basic Payment Scheme, Michael Gove isn't helping by keeping people guessing.

  • Tim and Rachael Hogg
    Article: Feb 19, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron says an opt-out organ donation system is needed now more than ever after new figures revealed that 40 people have died in Cumbria over the past 10 years while waiting for an organ.

    Tim is encouraging people in the South Lakes to part in the Government's consultation into a proposed opt-out organ donation system for England

  • Tim presenting the youth mental health petition to Andrew Bennett
    Article: Feb 16, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron has handed over a petition calling for there to an be out-of-hours service for young people experiencing a mental health crisis in South Cumbria.

    The petition, which has over 2,200 signatures, was presented to Andrew Bennett, the Chief Officer of the Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group - the organisation which holds the purse strings for health services across South Cumbria.