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  • Tim with the NFU
    Article: May 17, 2019

    South Lakes MP and chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hill Farming Tim Farron is backing calls from the National Farmers' Union (NFU) to rethink plans to farmers' incomes.

    The Government's Agriculture Bill would see direct payments cut over a seven-year 'agricultural transition', which is due to begin in 2021 and end in 2027.

  • Article: May 16, 2019

    Commenting on the news that University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as 'Requires Improvement' by the Care Quality Commission, local MP Tim Farron said:

    "It's of course very disappointing that our local hospitals trust has gone from being rated Good to being rated as Requires Improvement.

  • Article: May 16, 2019

    In the House of Commons this week, local MP Tim Farron urged the Government to stop robbing Cumbria of money for vital preventative mental health care.

    Cumbria is currently one of the 10 local authorities receiving the least money per head from the Conservative Government for public health funding.

    Cumbria's spending has dropped to just £36 per head-barely half the national average of £63 per head, and significantly lower than that of the City of London, which receives £241 per head.

  • Article: May 15, 2019

    Local MP Tim Farron has met with United Utilities to tell them to stop dragging their feet over a sewer flood relief scheme for Burneside.

    Last December, the water company announced plans which will help prevent sewer flooding from a manhole at Steeles Row in the centre of the village and reduce the risk of sewage being discharged to the River Kent.

  • Tim and the LLRUG and the RIA
    Article: May 14, 2019

    Local MP Tim Farron and the Lakes Line Rail User Group met with representatives from the Railway Industry Association (RIA) in Westminster this week as part of the campaign to electrify the Lakes Line.

    During the meeting, the RIA agreed to make the Lakes Line a case study for how you could complete an electrification scheme for between a third to half the cost that that the Department for Transport had originally estimated.