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  • 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.

  • Article: Apr 23, 2021

    Local MP Tim Farron has written to Health Secretary Matt Hancock, asking him to drop proposals to merge the Royal Lancaster Infirmary and Royal Preston Hospital.

    Last October the Conservative Government announced plans to replace the two hospitals with 'either a single or two hospitals' prompting fears that key health services could be moved further away from residents in the South Lakes.

  • South Lakes MP Tim Farron has called on local residents to email him a picture of the worst pothole in their area. Tim plans to give all the pictures to the county council and demand that they fix our roads!
    Article: Apr 20, 2021

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron is urging the Government to reverse its decision to slash Cumbria's road repair budget by almost a quarter after a record rise in the number of pothole-related car breakdowns.

    New figures from the RAC show that in the first three months of this year, the they received nearly 5,000 call-outs for vehicles likely damaged by potholes, around three times as many as in the last three months of 2020.

  • Article: Apr 20, 2021

    Local MP Tim Farron says that controversial plans for a new deep coal mine in Cumbria must now be axed, after the Government announced it will be speeding up its target to cut carbon emissions.

    This afternoon, the Prime Minister committed the UK to slash emissions by 78% by 2035 compared with 1990 levels.