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  • Article: Oct 23, 2018

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron used Health Questions in Parliament today to raise a scandal in the NHS which is leading to many cancer sufferers across the country not being able to receive the highest quality lifesaving treatment.

    Almost every radiotherapy centre in the country has linear accelerators that are able to provide highly advanced stereotactic radiation therapy that is more precise and more effective at treating cancer.

  • Tim outside Kendal post office
    Article: Oct 23, 2018

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has tabled a motion in the House of Commons as part of his campaign to save Kendal post office.

    The motion calls on the Government to halt its programme of relocating Crown post offices, including the one in Kendal, with immediate effect.

    Meanwhile Tim's petition to save the post office from being relocated to the much smaller WHSmith building has now reached over 2,500 signatures.

  • Tim alongside campaigners at Preston New Road
    Article: Oct 23, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron joined over 1,000 campaigners on Saturday at Preston New Road near Blackpool to protest the decision to allow fracking to start on the site.

    Earlier this month the energy company Cuadrilla was given the go-ahead to start work following a failed High Court bid by campaigners to block fracking due to safety concerns.

  • Tim Farron Parliament Speech DEFRA
    Article: Oct 23, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron has pushed the Government to hold water companies to a much higher standard to protect communities in the South Lakes from surface water flooding.

    At the moment, the Environment Agency have to make sure that all new flood defences are able to withstand a 1 in 100-year rainfall event while water companies like United Utilities only need to stick to a 1 in 30-year standard.

  • Article: Oct 19, 2018

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has backed Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner's opposition to a potential merger with another force.

    There are fears that substantial cuts to police budgets over the next few years could lead to Cumbria Police having to potentially merge with either Lancashire, Durham or North Yorkshire police.