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  • Article: Oct 13, 2021

    Local MP Tim Farron is demanding ministers invest in GP services after the number of doctors in Cumbria and North Lancashire has fallen by over 18% during the past six years.

    Figures from the House of Commons Library show that the number of GPs in Cumbria and North Lancashire has plummeted from 404 in September 2015 to 331 in June 2021.

  • Tim at Crosthwaite School
    Article: Oct 7, 2021

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron visited Crosthwaite CofE Primary School this morning as they officially marked joining B4RN's full fibre broadband network.

    Tim joined local volunteers and B4RN CEO Michael Lee to meet Year 6 pupils who were all busy learning online using their laptops.

    The school gets its 10Gbps service for no charge, joining dozens of other community hubs getting a free B4RN service.

  • Article: Oct 7, 2021

    Local MP Tim Farron has written to the Health Secretary Sajid Javid, urging him to fix the staffing crisis in social care after it was announced that Maudes Meadow care home in Kendal will be closed for the next six months.

    Maudes Meadow, which is home to 11 residents, has been forced into closing until next March due to a severe shortage of staff.

  • Article: Oct 5, 2021

    The Cumbria Better Connected campaign group have written to the Roads Minister Baroness Vere, encouraging her to look at investing in new safety improvements on the A590 to save lives.

    It comes after recent incidents on the road where a cyclist in his eighties tragically died after a collision with a van, and two air ambulances were called to a separate crash involving a car and an HGV.

  • Tim post-London Marathon
    Article: Oct 4, 2021

    On Sunday, South Lakes MP Tim Farron completed the London Marathon to raise money for local charity the Brathay Trust.

    Tim has so far raised £4,794 for the charity, who provide outreach programmes to help build confidence and resilience in young people.

    Tim completed the landmark race in 4 hours, 44 minutes and 44 seconds.