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  • Tim Farron Parliament Speech DEFRA
    Article: Mar 21, 2018

    Commenting on the news that some NHS nurses are set for their first pay rise in eight years, Tim, speaking in the House of Commons, said: "The minimum amount that nurses in South Cumbria would've lost since the pay freeze is £4,306. Given that the average house price in my constituency is 10 times the value of the average nurses' salary, you can see why that has a huge impact on retention and recruitment.

  • Tim Farron Parliament Speech DEFRA
    Article: Mar 20, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron has used Health Questions in Parliament to urge the Department for Health to intervene to avoid the closure of the GP surgery in Ambleside.

    Last autumn, the Central Lakes Medical Group were hit with a proposed £25,000 increase in service charges at its Ambleside site because of a change in how NHS property is managed.

  • Tim Farron Parliament Speech DEFRA
    Article: Mar 20, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron has secured a meeting with the business minister, Andrew Griffiths, to make the case for better infrastructure for the South Lakes to help local businesses.

    During Business questions in the House of Commons last week, the minister agreed to meet with Tim to discuss what more the Government can do to help small businesses to cope with the expected big increase of visitors to the area in the wake of the Lake District becoming a World Heritage Site.

  • Giles, Phil and Peter at the new affordable homes at Dowkers Lane
    Article: Mar 20, 2018

    Local Liberal Democrat councillors have welcomed a new development of 14 affordable homes in Kendal.

    The development at Dowkers Lane was built by Tyson Construction for South Lakes Housing.

    Local councillors Giles Archibald, Phil Dixon and Peter Thornton were shown around the homes with members of the local residents' association.

  • Article: Mar 14, 2018

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron says that heavy cuts made by the Government are the reason behind a recent number of preventable medical mistakes in local hospitals.

    A Freedom of Information request made by BBC Radio Cumbria found that a number of serious medical mistakes that should never happen, known by doctors as 'never events' have been recorded in Cumbrian hospitals in the past 18 months.