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  • Article: Mar 18, 2019

    Local MP Tim Farron has urged health bosses to get a grip after new research found that new patients in the South Lakes would have to travel to Whitehaven or Blackpool to reach their nearest NHS dentist.

    According to the British Dental Association, South Cumbria is the worst area in the country for NHS dental places, with people in Barrow and Windermere forced to make 90-mile roundtrips.

  • Tim during International Trade Questions
    Article: Mar 14, 2019

    On the floor of the House of Commons this morning, South Lakes MP Tim Farron asked the Government how they intend to protect local farmers from 'opportunistic protectionism' in the event of a bad trade deal.

    Speaking during International Trade Questions, Tim said: "During the BSE crisis of the 1990s and the Foot and Mouth outbreak of 2001 and the scare of 2007, even some members of the European Union took advantage of these crises to ban British meat imports, even long after any risk had expired.

  • Flooding
    Article: Mar 13, 2019

    Next Tuesday morning (19th) local MP Tim Farron will lead a debate in Parliament on the subject of flooding in Cumbria.

    Last month Tim met with the floods minister Thérèse Coffey when he argued that Cumbria, the wettest county in England, should become a special case when it comes to flood protection funding.

  • Article: Mar 11, 2019

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has once again described Cumbria's mental health trust as not fit for purpose after they admitted to not giving their staff the proper training to treat young people with autism experiencing mental health problems.

    In a letter to Tim, the Chief Executive of the Cumbria Partnership Trust Stephen Eames described treating young people with autism as a "challenge" for child and adolescent mental health clinicians who have "received minimal autism education during their professional training".

  • Tim with the Cardiac Risk in the Young
    Article: Mar 8, 2019

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has thrown his weight behind the campaign to save young lives by bringing heart screening to Kendal.

    This week Tim met with the local representative from the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young, Deborah Dixon who tragically lost her son Aaron in 2011, aged just 23, to an undiagnosed genetic heart defect.