In the House of Commons today, South Lakes MP Tim Farron spoke of the extreme waiting times to see NHS dentists currently being faced by patients, demanding more from the government.
Tim raised the fact that in the last two years, only a third of adults in Cumbria have been seen by an NHS dentist. Meanwhile, for young people and children, that number is less than half. Speaking in parliament this morning, Tim said: "We have an aging system - the unit of dental activity which is based on a snapshot taken 15 years ago and is completely unfit for purpose, as dentists and patients around the country are telling the Government. Will the Secretary of State listen to dentists and patients and reform the system urgently?."
Tomorrow, Cumbrian MP Tim Farron will put forward an amendment to the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill which would give local authorities the power to limit the number of second homes and holiday lets in their area.
It comes as shocking new figures revealed that there are almost 35 times more holiday lets on the market than there are long-term lets in Cumbria.
Cumbrian MP Tim Farron has accused the Conservative Government of knowingly selling out local farmers in trade deals.
A Freedom of Information request obtained by the website POLITICO has revealed that International Trade Secretary Liz Truss was given detailed warnings by her own officials in 2020 that post-Brexit trade pacts with Australia and New Zealand would shrink the country's farming and food sectors.
On the floor of the House of Commons this afternoon, Cumbrian MP Tim Farron called on ministers to expand the energy price cap to include heating oil to help people in rural areas deal with the rising cost of living.
19,200 households across Cumbria rely on heating oil as their main fuel. The Government caps electricity and gas prices, but it does not offer similar protection to heating oil customers.
Reacting to the resignation of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Cumbrian MP Tim Farron said: "Boris Johnson's lasting legacy as Prime Minister is that he has lowered the standards of public life so much that they are now in the sewer. But he didn't do it all on his own.
"Day after day, Conservative MPs have defended and promoted Boris Johnson's serial dishonesty.
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