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  • NCS event
    Article: Jul 25, 2017

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron met last week with young people taking part in the National Citizen Service scheme, to discuss his role as an MP and how the young people could make a difference in their own communities.

    Tim met with the young people to take part in a discussion session about his work as an MP, as well as our democratic system more widely. The students also talked with Tim about their own communities, and how they could be involved and make a difference.

  • A591
    Article: Jul 24, 2017

    A new study by the Met Office warning of an increased risk of flash flooding shows that plans for flood defences in the South Lakes need to be fast-tracked, according to local MP Tim Farron.

    The new study by the Met Office, taking into account the effects of climate change, warns that there is an increased risk of "unprecedented" winter downpours which can lead to severe flooding.

  • Settlebeck School
    Article: Jul 24, 2017

    South Lakeland MP Tim Farron met Settlebeck School students in parliament last week.

    The students from Sedbergh quizzed Tim on a wide range of topics during a Q&A session, before going on a full tour of parliament.

    Tim said: "It was great to meet the students, and I hope they enjoyed their trip to parliament. With questions ranging from policy issues through to the work of an MP, I was impressed by the students' interest and enthusiasm. I hope their trip will have helped to show the link between what happens in parliament and what happens in their own community in Sedbergh. The students were a credit to themselves and to their school."

  • Summerhill Care Home
    Article: Jul 24, 2017

    Local MP Tim Farron officially cut the ribbon to open the Summerhill Care Home Summer Fete on Saturday, which was organised to raise funds for Age UK.

    Tim attended the event on Saturday afternoon and met with residents and their families, as well as staff and visitors.

    Tim said: "It was great to go along to the Summerhill Care Home summer fete on Saturday, and to meet with people there of all ages! We were lucky with the weather and a great time was had by all who attended, while at the same time raising money for a worthy cause. I'd like to thank all the care home staff for their dedication, as well as everyone else who was involved in organising this event."

  • Summer Tour
    Article: Jul 21, 2017

    After officially standing down as leader of the Liberal Democrats yesterday afternoon, Tim Farron today spent his first day after the leadership starting his Summer Tour of local villages.

    Tim visited Milnthorpe, Arnside, Storth and Beetham today, to meet local residents and hear about the issues they face.