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  • Article: Aug 20, 2019

    Kendal's MP Tim Farron has demanded answers from the county council over the closure of Victoria Bridge for the second time this month.

    In a letter to Chief Executive Katherine Fairclough, Tim has asked the council for answers so that local residents and businesses can plan ahead with more certainty.

  • Tim with Douglas Chalmers
    Article: Aug 2, 2019

    Local MP Tim Farron met with the Chair of the Friends of the Lake District, Douglas Chalmers to discuss the proposed expansion of the national park.

    The charity's proposal would increase the size of the park by around 155 square kilometres by incorporating parts of the Furness and Cartmel peninsulas.

  • Article: Jul 24, 2019

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron says the closure of Victoria Bridge in Kendal shows the need for a relief road for the town.

    The road has been closed due to urgent repairs that need to take place leading to heavy delays in the centre of Kendal.

    Tim said: "With the closure of Victoria Bridge we are once again seeing Kendal at gridlock.

  • Tim during health questions
    Article: Jul 23, 2019

    On the floor of the House of Commons this morning, local MP Tim Farron secured a promise from the Government to look into 'heartless' fines imposed on the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Trust.

    Speaking during Health Questions this morning, Tim said: "The huge rural Morecambe Bay Trust area has and needs three hospitals but is only funded as if it had one.

  • Article: Jul 23, 2019

    People in South Cumbria are choosing not to undergo cancer treatment because of long travel distances, the House of Commons heard during a debate yesterday.

    The debate was secured by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Radiotherapy, which is chaired by local MP Tim Farron.

    Tim said that the nearest radiotherapy centre being a 2-3-hour round trip away for most people in the South Lakes had resulted in a substantive number of patients opting out of treatment.