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  • Article: Oct 19, 2017

    Local MP Tim Farron has today invited the Transport Secretary to meet with him and local business leaders to make the northern access route in Kendal a reality.

    Speaking in the House of Commons this morning, Chris Grayling said that he would be happy to meet and although he was unaware of the scheme, has set aside money for bypass roads in congested towns like Kendal.

  • Article: Oct 19, 2017

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has called on the government to provide immediate funds so that Ford Bridge in Burneside can be repaired and fully reopened.

    The bridge was closed after a technical inspection by county highways found that both remaining supporting piers had been 'undermined' following heavy rainfall last week.

  • Article: Oct 17, 2017

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has called for the postnatal ward in Kendal to be reopened and for the maternity unit to be open 24/7 after new figures revealed a sharp drop in babies being born at the ward.

    Since Kendal's maternity unit at Helme Chase switched to an on-call system overnight and at weekends in 2014, along with the closing of the postnatal ward, the number of babies being born at the ward has dropped by almost 50%.

  • Article: Oct 17, 2017

    Controversial plans to withdraw overnight mental health psychiatrists in Cumbria have been scrapped, following a campaign from local MP Tim Farron.

    Plans from Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust leaked to the MP by a whistleblower, showed that from this Tuesday, mental health consultant psychiatrists would not be called out to respond to Mental Health Act assessments between the hours of 8pm and 9am for people outside of their own homes - such as A+E, care homes, or police stations.

  • Article: Oct 16, 2017

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has called for the Financial Conduct Authority to impose heavy penalties for banks that don't help customers who have been scammed to get their money back.

    The Cumbrian MP has put down a motion in the House of Commons after being contacted by Jane and Stephen Caldwell from Arnside who had lost over £100,000 through a banking scam earlier this year.