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  • Tim at Windermere station
    Article: Apr 23, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron has told managers at the rail company Northern that passengers on the Lakes Line are choosing to boycott the line because they are so fed up with the poor service.

    In a face to face meeting, Tim put Northern managers on the spot.

    People have been subjected to an onslaught of cancellations and long delays in recent months. On one day earlier this month a total of 14 trains were cancelled on the line.

  • Article: Apr 23, 2018

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed Morecambe Bay Hospitals Trust's decision to host a second open day at Helme Chase maternity unit in Kendal.

    The open day, which will take place on Saturday 5th May, will give mums-to-be the opportunity to see the facilities and services at Helme Chase, including water births, aromatherapy, hypnobirthing, and Baby Feeding Cafés.

  • Tim presenting the youth mental health petition to Andrew Bennett
    Article: Apr 23, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron has accused the Government of continuing to neglect the needs of Cumbria's children with mental health issues.

    New figures show that the county is set to receive just £37 per head in Public Health Allocations over the next financial year, compared to the national average of £64.

  • Tim at the radiotherapy reception in Parliament
    Article: Apr 20, 2018

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron will chair a national meeting next week to discuss how to improve access to cancer services across the country.

    Attending the meeting, which takes place in Westminster next Wednesday, will be leading professionals including clinicians, scientists and cancer treatment manufacturers.

  • Article: Apr 18, 2018

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has written to the Department for Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey to make the case for a 'poverty impact assessment clause' which would force the Government to take into account how a new law would affect those living in poverty before passing it.

    The call comes after Tim's recent meeting with a number of local charities and organisations to discuss the current rising levels of poverty that exist in South Cumbria.