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  • Tim at Hawkshead Post Office
    Article: Jun 20, 2019

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed the Government's decision to launch a seven-week review into postmaster salaries.

    The news comes after Tim recently made the case on the floor of the House of Commons for cash-strapped post offices in the South Lakes to receive the funding needed to provide banking services.

  • Housing questions
    Article: Jun 19, 2019

    On the floor of the House of Commons this afternoon, local MP Tim Farron urged the Housing Secretary to tackle the housing crisis by limiting the rise of excessive second home ownership in the South Lakes.

    It comes after the Resolution Foundation found that the number of British people who own a second home has doubled since 2001, while the number of millennials who own a home continues to fall.

  • Article: Jun 19, 2019

    On the floor of the House of Commons this afternoon, local MP Tim Farron urged the Government to take action to stop the rising tide of pharmacy closures.

    Speaking during Health Questions, Tim said: "Access to prescriptions is made much harder given the closure of 233 community pharmacies in the last two years, so will the Minister introduce an essential community pharmacies scheme to support rural pharmacies such as those in Cumbria and keep them open?"

  • Article: Jun 19, 2019

    There are fresh calls from local MP Tim Farron for more front-line police officers after a new investigation revealed that thousands of offenders have escaped prosecution in Cumbria over the past 5 years.

    Figures analysed by the BBC Shared Data Unit revealed that Cumbria police has resolved 4,442 crimes with a Community Resolution (CR) since 2014.

  • Tim and rail bosses
    Article: Jun 14, 2019

    Local MP Tim Farron and the Cumbria Community Rail Partnership met with representatives from Network Rail, Virgin Trains and Northern this week to make the case for much needed improvements to the two lines in South Cumbria.

    Tim raised the burning need to increase capacity on the Lakes Line by introducing a passing loop and to electrify both the Lakes and Furness lines to allow for more direct trains to Manchester Airport.