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  • Article: Dec 10, 2018

    Commenting on the news that Crossrail has received a £1.7bn bailout from the Government, South Lakes MP Tim Farron said:

    "Once again we see this Government prepared to fork out billions of pounds to keep a failing project in the South East going with no finish date in sight.

    "Meanwhile here in the North of England, passengers will be lucky just to find that their train that runs on time - assuming that their train is running at all.

  • Article: Dec 7, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron has welcomed the Government's decision to further reduce the maximum the number of weeks' rent a landlord can charge tenants as a deposit, to the equivalent of five weeks' rent.

    Back in September, the Government presented a bill to Parliament which looked at lowering the cap on deposits to six weeks' worth of rent.

  • Tim Farron
    Article: Dec 7, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron has written to the Chancellor, calling for him to give high streets a boost this Christmas by taxing internet companies to fund cuts to their business rates.

    The Government recently announced that 51,000 businesses on UK high streets have closed over the past 12 months.

    In a letter to Philip Hammond, Tim said that extortionate business rates were clobbering local firms.

  • Tim with this year's winner of the Christmas card competition
    Article: Dec 7, 2018

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has announced the winner of his annual Christmas card competition.

    He presented the first prize to Ellie Taylor, aged 7, at Heron Hill Primary School this morning.

    The card will be sent to over 40,000 homes across Tim's constituency.

    Alice Baddeley, aged 6, of Leven Valley Primary School in Backbarrow came second in the competition, whilst third place went to Megan Harris, aged 8, of St Oswald's CE Primary School in Burneside.

  • Article: Dec 7, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron has slammed Cumbria Partnership NHS Trust for leaving the future of mental health services in the south of the county in limbo.

    In a statement released today, the Trust announced that, while agreeing to transfer mental health and learning disability services in the north of the county to Northumberland NHS Trust, they have decided to "delay judgement" on the future of those services in South Cumbria.