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  • Article: Jul 22, 2021

    Commenting on the news that Unesco has stripped Liverpool of its World Heritage Site Status, South Lakes MP Tim Farron said: "This deeply alarming decision must serve as a wake up call to the Government to make sure that the same thing doesn't happen here to the Lake District.

    "When Unesco awarded World Heritage Status to the Lake District it was notable that they gave as much credit to the farmers as they did the glaciers.

  • Article: Jul 21, 2021

    Commenting on this evening's announcement from the Government about local government reorganisation in Cumbria, local MP Tim Farron said: "It speaks volumes about how little the Conservatives care about Cumbria that in the middle of a pandemic, when we're trying to get the economy back on track they decide to force on us a full-blown reorganisation of our local councils.

  • Article: Jul 21, 2021

    Last night in Parliament, local MP Tim Farron urged government ministers to introduce a new visa to fix the staffing crisis in Cumbria's hospitality sector.

    The latest research from Cumbria Tourism shows that the scale of the staff recruitment challenge facing the county's tourism and hospitality industry has doubled within a month.

  • Article: Jul 21, 2021

    Local MP Tim Farron has warmly welcomed this afternoon's news that Cumbria Health On Call (CHOC) have been awarded a permanent contract to run Goodly Dale Health Centre in Windermere.

    The future of the surgery was placed in doubt after the previous provider, Leeds-based private company OneMedical, decided to give notice on their contract.

  • Article: Jul 15, 2021

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has secured a meeting with a Health Minister over potential plans to close the Royal Lancaster Infirmary and merge it with the Royal Preston Hospital.

    Last October the Conservative Government announced plans to replace the two hospitals with 'either a single or two hospitals' prompting fears that key health services such as A&E could be moved further away from residents in the South Lakes.