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  • Article: May 13, 2021

    On the floor of the House of Commons this afternoon, South Lakes MP Tim Farron encouraged Prime Minister Boris Johnson to deploy outdoor education professionals in Cumbria to re-engage children with learning and support their mental health during the school summer holidays.

    Speaking in Parliament, Tim said: "It's Mental Health Awareness Week, and it's right that we note the huge impact of the covid pandemic on the mental health of young people and on their education.

  • Article: May 11, 2021

    During Mental Health Awareness Week, local MP Tim Farron is encouraging people to check in on their friends and family.

    A survey conducted by Tim back in January, of over 1600 South Lakes residents, found that well over 1 in 2 people said that their mental health was worse than this time last year.

    The group who said they are struggling with their mental health the most are males aged 20-29 with nearly 6 in 10 (59%) describing their mental health as 'poor', citing increased pressure at work, relationship breakups and not being able to see friends.

  • Article: May 11, 2021

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron says that the absence of any mention of farming in the Queen's Speech proves that the Conservative Government has turned its back on farmers in Cumbria.

    It comes after the Government recently pulled Tim's Ten Minute Rule Bill which looked to set up a new environmental regulator to protect Britain's food and farming standards.

  • Article: Apr 28, 2021

    On the floor of the House of Commons this afternoon, South Lakes MP Tim Farron presented a Ten Minute Rule Bill that would create an independent regulator to protect the UK's world-leading food, farming and environmental standards.

    The new regulator would be able to ensure that imports meet UK standards for animal welfare and environmental protections - preventing products like chlorinated chicken or hormone treated beef being able to flood the British market.

  • Article: Apr 23, 2021

    This week South Lakes MP and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Radiotherapy, Tim Farron quizzed NHS England bosses on their plan to tackle the cancer backlog.

    At a meeting of MPs and peers, Tim urged Dame Cally Palmer and Professor Peter Johnson from the NHS Cancer Programme to come clean about the number of patients who have missed out on treatment over the past year and to act to catch up with the treatment backlog.