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  • Article: Jul 22, 2020

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has urged Government and NHS bosses to provide financial support for jobs and businesses in areas that are placed in local lockdown.

    During a call with MPs and Health Secretary Matt Hancock and Chair of NHS Improvement Dido Harding, Tim asked: "Given we want people to be compliant when we have localised lockdowns, we don't want people knowing that if they are compliant they will face further financial ruin on top of the hardship they've already lived through.

  • Article: Jul 21, 2020

    In the House of Commons last night, South Lakes MP Tim Farron voted to protect UK food, farming and environmental standards and the NHS from being sold out in future trade deals.

    Tim voted in favour of four amendments to the Trade Bill:

    • An amendment which would protect the NHS and publicly funded health and care services in other parts of the UK from any form of control from outside the UK
    • An amendment which would preserve food and farming standards in trade deals
    • An amendment which would grant Parliamentary approval before a trade deal could be signed
    • An amendment which would have required the consent of the devolved governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland before a trade agreement was agreed
  • Article: Jul 21, 2020

    On the floor of the House of Commons this afternoon, South Lakes MP Tim Farron urged ministers to give support to the millions of people excluded from government support schemes, rather than providing tax cuts for second homeowners.

    Speaking during Housing questions, Tim said: "Excessive second homeownership robs communities of life, schools and other services.

  • Article: Jul 20, 2020

    South Lakes MP and Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Radiotherapy Tim Farron has tabled an Early Day Motion in Parliament urging the Government to boost cancer services to save lives being lost because of delays to treatment caused by COVID-19.

    The motion calls for the Government to implement the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Radiotherapy's six-point plan to clear the cancer backlog by transforming radiotherapy services.

  • Article: Jul 17, 2020

    In Parliament this week, local MP Tim Farron slammed Government plans for a wholesale reorganisation of councils in Cumbria during the COVID-19 crisis.

    Speaking during a debate on the easing of lockdown restrictions, Tim said: "The Government is making a very foolish move in deciding in the midst of this battle to fight back against coronavirus and the economic damage that it has brought with it, they've decided that the thing we desperately need is to have a completely pointless top-down reorganisation of local government in Cumbria.