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  • Article: Jul 17, 2019

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has urged the Government to increase the powers of a watchdog which monitors how supermarkets treat farmers, in the event of a no deal Brexit.

    Speaking during a debate in Parliament yesterday, Tim said: "The export tariffs for UK farmers, including Cumbrian hill farmers, into the single market worry me the most.

  • Business questions
    Article: Jul 17, 2019

    On the floor of the House of Commons this morning, South Lakes MP Tim Farron urged ministers to rethink plans to axe a new qualification which would have help the hospitality industry recruit local people.

    Speaking during Business Questions, Tim said: "With 20,000 non-UK staff in tourism in the Lake District, there is a desperate need for home-grown talent whether we leave the EU or not.

  • Article: Jul 15, 2019

    Liberal Democrat analysis of new Home Office figures, published this week, has revealed that the Conservative Government cut funding to Cumbria Police by 5.9% in real terms between 2015-16 and 2019-20.

    According to Liberal Democrat analysis, total government funding to all 43 forces in England and Wales has fallen by around half a billion pounds over the past four years.

  • Tim at the inquiry into radiotherapy
    Article: Jul 15, 2019

    Last night, local MP Tim Farron chaired the second part of a major parliamentary inquiry into the availability of radiotherapy services across the UK.

    In the session he and other MP colleagues pressed senior NHS managers responsible for national commissioning of radiotherapy.

    They pushed for answers on a whole range of aspects from the overall availability of this vital treatment, to the age of radiotherapy equipment, to staff training and the importance of satellite units to allow patients to access treatment closer to home.

  • Tim with pupils from Heron Hill Primary School
    Article: Jul 9, 2019

    Local MP Tim Farron has praised the efforts of pupils from Heron Hill Primary School after they won a national award for their work beekeeping.

    The pupils travelled down to London to be presented with the 'Bees Needs' award by the Department for the Environment.

    Following their success, the children were given a guided tour of Parliament by Tim where they were able to quiz their MP on a range of environmental issues.