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  • Article: Nov 23, 2017

    Local MP Tim Farron has called for the government to take immediate action to deliver flood defences.

    Tim said: "The dreadful floods are a timely reminder that an incident like Storm Desmond or worse could hit our community at any time.

    "In December 2015, the government agreed to our bid for £25m for flood relief schemes along the River Kent and its tributaries, and yet two years on and not a single piece of engineering work has taken place.

  • Tim at the Radiocentre reception
    Article: Nov 23, 2017

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed the conclusions of a new report which finds that commercial radio news provides a vital and valued service to listeners, reinforcing radio's position as the most reliable and trusted medium in an era of proliferating fake news.

    The report from Radiocentre, the industry body for commercial radio, was launched in the House of Commons on Tuesday 21 November 2017.

  • Article: Nov 21, 2017

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron is encouraging local mums-to-be to attend an open day at the Helme Chase maternity unit in Kendal.

    The open day will take place on Saturday 2nd December from 10am to 4pm and will be an opportunity for people to see the facilities and services at Helme Chase, including water birth, aromatherapy, hypnobirthing, and safe active birth.

  • Article: Nov 20, 2017

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has tabled a motion in Parliament calling on the planning law to be changed so that developers are required to provide superfast broadband for all new homes.

    In a letter to the Housing and Planning Minister Alok Sharma, Tim suggested that developers should be obliged to provide superfast broadband, alongside the water and electricity supplies they already provide.

  • Article: Nov 17, 2017

    Local MP Tim Farron has hit out at the Department for Transport for ignoring the Lake District National Park Authority over Lakes Line electrification.

    Back in August, the Chair of the National Park wrote to Chris Grayling expressing the Park's "disappointment" at the decision to shelve plans to electrify the Lakes Line, and requested a meeting with the Transport Secretary.