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  • Article: May 23, 2017

    Following the horrific attack at Manchester Arena, Tim Farron has paid tribute to the victims of the attack.

    Tim said: "This was a shocking and horrific attack targeting children and young people who were simply enjoying a concert, including some from here in South Lakeland.

    "My deepest sympathies are with the victims, and with families who have lost loved ones, as well as those desperately waiting for news.

  • Elderly lady
    Article: May 22, 2017

    Tim Farron is campaigning to scrap the Conservatives' 'dementia tax' which would hit more than 9 in 10 homes in South Lakeland.

    Research by the Lib Dems has revealed that 95% of homes in South Lakeland could be eligible for sale to meet Theresa May's so-called 'dementia tax'.

    Tim has urged residents, irrespective of their party affiliation, to join a campaign to stop the Conservative social care plans which would saddle those with long-term illnesses with crippling care costs after their death.

  • Article: May 22, 2017

    Tim Farron has slammed the government's wasteful plan to slash free school meals, which will mean that £1.2million invested in kitchens and dining facilities at schools across Cumbria will go to waste.

    Currently 12,779 pupils at schools across Cumbria enjoy a free school meal each day, under a scheme introduced under the coalition government. Pupils from reception to year 2 are currently eligible for Free School Meals. Conservative plans to scrap this scheme would cost families an average extra £480 a year for every child. In 2014/15, schools across Cumbria were given £1,150,000 to upgrade kitchen and dining facilities in order to meet the additional demand.

  • Lakelovers
    Article: May 19, 2017

    Tim Farron today visited Lakelovers, to unveil a plaque at their official celebration to mark 40 years of serving the Lake District.

    Lakelovers, which lets holiday cottages throughout the Lake District, is based in Windermere and was established in 1977. Tim met with staff members to hear about the business before unveiling the plaque to celebrate their 40th anniversary.

  • Free School Meals
    Article: May 19, 2017

    Tim Farron has slammed Conservative plans, announced in their manifesto, to take free lunches away from 12,779 children in Cumbria.

    Free school lunches for pupils from reception to Year 2 were introduced by the Liberal Democrats in government, but Theresa May now plans to scrap them. The changes would cost families an average extra £480 a year for every child.