We store cookies on your device to make sure we give you the best experience on this website. I'm fine with this - Turn cookies off
Switch to an accessible version of this website which is easier to read. (requires cookies)
  • Article: Apr 9, 2021

    This morning, local MP Tim Farron has launched a campaign to save Holehird care home from being closed.

    Holehird, based on the outskirts of Windermere, has provided care for people with physical disabilities and complex needs for the past 60 years.

    However, the organisation that runs Holehird, Leonard Cheshire, has announced plans to shut it down, with around 60 members of staff set to lose their jobs and 24 residents set to lose their home.

  • Article: Apr 6, 2021

    This morning, South Lakes MP Tim Farron has written to the Leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg, calling for MPs to be able to debate and vote on plans for COVID domestic passports as soon as Parliament returns next week.

    Yesterday, the Prime Minister announced that the Government will be pushing ahead with trials for vaccine passports - a move which Tim has labelled "divisive, illiberal and completely unnecessary".

  • Article: Apr 1, 2021

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has warmly welcomed this morning's news that Natural England have launched a new national campaign to promote the Countryside Code.

    Tim has been calling for a widespread public information campaign on the Countryside Code since lockdown rules were first eased last summer.

    Natural England have also updated the Code for the first time in over a decade to help "people enjoy countryside in a safe and respectful way."

  • Tim and Phil Walker at The New Union
    Article: Mar 30, 2021

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron and landlord of the New Union pub in Kendal, Phil Walker have written a joint letter to the Prime Minister urging him not to go ahead with plans to force people to show a vaccine certificate to enter pubs.

    A government review is being held on the idea, but it has been widely criticised by the hospitality industry.

  • Article: Mar 30, 2021

    Local MP Tim Farron and Cumbrian Liberal Democrat council leaders have written a joint letter to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to oppose the Government's plans to gut a critical scheme allowing energy inefficient homes to access grants.

    The Government is poised to exclude social housing and rented accommodation from being eligible for the Energy Company Obligation scheme and impose prescriptive measures on how improvements must be carried out.