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  • Article: Jul 10, 2020

    On the floor of the House of Commons this week, South Lakes MP Tim Farron made the case for the Government to centrally fund support for pupils with Special Educational Needs so they don't get left behind during this crisis and in the future.

    Speaking during a debate in Parliament on Left-Behind Children, Tim said: "We need to ensure that we support special educational needs children. At the moment, we have a system - it predates this Government, but nevertheless needs to be changed - where we force schools to fund the first 11 hours of support for an education, health and care plan for Special Educational Needs students.

  • Article: Jul 9, 2020

    This week, local MP Tim Farron joined forces with over 200 MPs from nine different parties in forming an All-Party Parliamentary Group to be a voice for the millions of people who have been excluded from the Government's coronavirus support schemes.

    Tim joined the All-Party Parliamentary Group for ExcludedUK for its first meeting on Tuesday morning - the largest of any inaugural APPG meeting, seeing over 150 MPs join online.

  • Article: Jul 9, 2020

    On the floor of the House of Commons this week, South Lakes MP and Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Radiotherapy Tim Farron urged ministers to expand cancer radiotherapy services to save lives during the COVID-19 crisis.

    It comes as Panorama revealed that tens of thousands of patients in the UK may die this year due to treatment delays caused by the pandemic.

  • Article: Jul 8, 2020

    Reacting to the Chancellor's announcements on hospitality and tourism, South Lakes MP Tim Farron said: "These proposals, particularly the big cut in VAT, are really welcome, and show that the Chancellor has been listening to our case for further support for one of the hardest hit sectors.

    "Sadly, however, the measures do not go far enough to form a proper rescue package that is desperately required to save many local jobs and businesses.

  • Article: Jul 8, 2020

    Yesterday, local MP Tim Farron, Cumbria Tourism and its hospitality leaders from the Lake District, Cumbria, held a call with Tourism Minister Nigel Huddlestone to make the case for long-term support for the hospitality and tourism industry.

    Tim and Cumbria Tourism's Managing Director Gill Haigh were joined by Nigel Wilkinson, Managing Director of Windermere Lake Cruises, Dan Visser, Director of Langdale Estate, Mike Turner, Director of Treetop Trek, and Jim Walker from Lake District Estates.