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  • Tim with Stephen Hammond MP
    Article: Jun 25, 2019

    Local MP Tim Farron has welcomed the news that more emergency ambulances are set to come to the North West.

    Last month, Tim met with the health minister Stephen Hammond to raise the need for more ambulances for the South Lakes.

    Following the meeting, Mr Hammond wrote to Tim saying that "in response to the concerns about ambulance response times, North West Ambulance Service have undertaken a wide-ranging review of how response can be improved" and are now "working on implementing a programme of improvement actions, including procuring additional emergency ambulances".

  • Article: Jun 25, 2019

    Local MP Tim Farron says new plans to increase the size of the Lake District National Park by expanding it in south Cumbria should be only allowed with the "proper consent" of local residents.

    The proposal, submitted by the charity Friends of the Lake District, would increase the size of the park by around 155 square kilometres by incorporating parts of the Furness and Cartmel peninsulas.

  • 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?"