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  • Tim with Patricia Marshall and Roger Blake
    Article: Jan 18, 2019

    Local MP Tim Farron and heritage rail company West Coast Railways were today presented with an award by the campaign group Railfuture for the interim service they provided on the Lakes Line last summer.

    Back in June, Northern suspended all services on the line, which runs from Oxenholme to Windermere, for the entire month.

  • Tim with Jackie Doyle-Price
    Article: Jan 18, 2019

    Local MP Tim Farron has received a promise from a Government minister to intervene over the failing Cumbria Partnership Trust.

    Tim met with Jackie Doyle-Price, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health, earlier this week to discuss the deteriorating state of mental health services in South Cumbria.

  • Article: Jan 17, 2019

    On the floor of the House of Commons this morning, local MP Tim Farron called on ministers to commit to a new bespoke funding scheme for upland farmers.

    Currently 91% of hill farm incomes come from the Basic Payment Scheme, but the Government are planning to phase out these vital payments to farmers over the next seven years.

  • Tim outside Kendal post office
    Article: Jan 16, 2019

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron is urging local residents to take part in Post Office Ltd's consultation over the future of Kendal Post Office which has been officially launched today.

    Over 3,500 residents have signed Tim's petition against the plans to move the post office to the WHSmith store in Stricklandgate.

  • Article: Jan 16, 2019

    Today (16th) local MP Tim Farron will meet with health minister Jackie Doyle-Price to ask her to urgently intervene over South Cumbria's failing mental health services.

    The future of local mental health services were left in limbo last month after Cumbria Partnership Trust stalled over plans to transfer the services to Lancashire Care Trust, which was rated as 'requires improvement' in a recent CQC report.