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  • Article: Sep 20, 2021

    Tomorrow morning (Tuesday), local MP Tim Farron will lead a Westminster Hall debate in Parliament to urge ministers to back down over proposals which would stop rural communities in Cumbria getting hyperfast broadband.

    The rules around the Government's Project Gigabit scheme mean that the community-led company B4RN would be unable to bid to provide broadband to many areas in the county.

  • Article: Sep 16, 2021

    Yesterday in the House of Commons, South Lakes MP Tim Farron voted to cancel Government plans to cut Universal Credit for struggling families in Cumbria.

    From the end of September, people on Universal Credit will see their social security payments cut by £20 a week, amounting to over £1,000 a year.

  • Article: Sep 15, 2021

    On Back British Farming Day, Cumbrian MP Tim Farron has tabled an Early Day Motion in Parliament calling on the Government to protect UK food and farming standards in future trade deals.

    It comes as the Government are said to be on the brink of agreeing a controversial trade deal with New Zealand, with fears that it could lead to local farmers being unable to compete with a flood of cheap imports.

  • Article: Sep 15, 2021

    Last night in Parliament, local MP Tim Farron voted against Conservative Government plans to hike National Insurance for low paid workers and the self-employed.

    The proposed tax rises come as part of the Government's plans to reform social care, but Tim argues these plans will do nothing to improve the quality and standard of care people receive in Cumbria or to fix the huge staffing crisis in the sector.

  • Article: Sep 14, 2021

    'Westmorland and Furness' has been voted the most popular choice for the name of the new council in a public poll held by local MP Tim Farron.

    Nearly 2,000 people took part in Tim's poll to find a name of the new authority which will cover the South Lakeland, Eden and Barrow-in-Furness areas, following the Government's decision to reorganise Cumbria's councils earlier this summer.