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  • Tim Farron at the Penrith Auction Mart
    Article: Mar 23, 2018

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has blasted the Government's new long-term plan for farming in the UK, for failing to contain any serious mention of food - the industry's main product.

    The Government's green paper, entitled 'Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit', sets out the Government's long-term plan for the agriculture sector.

  • Article: Mar 23, 2018

    The harrowing tales of hardship in the South Lakes were revealed at a poverty summit organised by local MP Tim Farron.

    Tim met with representatives from Manna House, King's Food Bank, South Lakes Housing, Kendal Parish Church, Impact Housing, Kendal College, South Lakeland District Council, the Archdeacon of Westmorland, and South Lakes Citizens Advice Bureau to discuss the current rising levels of poverty that exist in South Cumbria and what he can do as a Member of Parliament to help.

  • Tim Farron Parliament Speech DEFRA
    Article: Mar 21, 2018

    Commenting on the news that some NHS nurses are set for their first pay rise in eight years, Tim, speaking in the House of Commons, said: "The minimum amount that nurses in South Cumbria would've lost since the pay freeze is £4,306. Given that the average house price in my constituency is 10 times the value of the average nurses' salary, you can see why that has a huge impact on retention and recruitment.

  • Tim Farron Parliament Speech DEFRA
    Article: Mar 20, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron has used Health Questions in Parliament to urge the Department for Health to intervene to avoid the closure of the GP surgery in Ambleside.

    Last autumn, the Central Lakes Medical Group were hit with a proposed £25,000 increase in service charges at its Ambleside site because of a change in how NHS property is managed.

  • Tim Farron Parliament Speech DEFRA
    Article: Mar 20, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron has secured a meeting with the business minister, Andrew Griffiths, to make the case for better infrastructure for the South Lakes to help local businesses.

    During Business questions in the House of Commons last week, the minister agreed to meet with Tim to discuss what more the Government can do to help small businesses to cope with the expected big increase of visitors to the area in the wake of the Lake District becoming a World Heritage Site.