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  • Radiotherapy manifesto launch
    Article: Aug 3, 2018

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has started a petition callin g for the UK to have a world class radiotherapy service accessible for all cancer patients.

    If the petition reaches 100,000 signatures, then it will be considered for debate in Parliament.

    Last month the all-party parliamentary group on radiotherapy, which Tim chairs, produced its manifesto for radiotherapy.

  • Care After Breast Cancer
    Article: Aug 2, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron has backed a leading charity's call for people to receive the support they need to live well beyond breast cancer.

    Tim recently with met with representatives from Breast Cancer Now in Parliament to support the launch of their new Care After Breast Cancer campaign.

    A survey by the charity found that of almost 3,000 women with primary breast cancer, two fifths (41%) did not receive the professional support they needed to cope with the long-term effects of the disease.

  • Tim Farron at the Penrith Auction Mart
    Article: Aug 1, 2018

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has urged the Government to deliver a support package to farmers that provides additional feed and access to emergency water supplies during the current drought.

    In a letter to the Farming Minister, George Eustice, Tim said the weather is having a devastating impact on animal welfare and causing severe financial strain because farmers are having to buy in feed.

  • Tim with Simon Butterworth
    Article: Aug 1, 2018

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has warned that a new price drop in medicine payments could potentially see the end for local community pharmacies, after years of heavy Government cuts to the industry.

    Last month, the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee announced that there would be a 17p-per-item price drop, which would lead to community pharmacies losing around £1,200 a year.

  • Lakes Line walk
    Article: Jul 31, 2018

    Reacting to the news that on the day that they tried reintroducing full services on the two South Cumbrian railways lines, Northern have cancelled 7 trains already this morning on the Furness Line, local MP Tim Farron said:

    "We said last week that this had all the hallmarks of Northern biting off more than they can chew and sadly we've been proved right.