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  • Tim at the manifesto launch
    Article: Sep 13, 2018

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron helped launch the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Radiotherapy's manifesto yesterday which calls on the Government to increase its investment in radiotherapy and improve access to treatment.

    Described by many as the Cinderella service when it comes to cancer treatments, radiotherapy only currently receives 5% of the NHS cancer treatment budget despite the fact that 1 in 4 people in the UK will need treatment at some point in their lifetime.

  • Tim and the Cumbrian finalists for the EVA awards
    Article: Sep 12, 2018

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron met with some of the successful Cumbrian finalists at this year's Enterprise Vision Awards for women in business in the North West in Parliament this week.

    Seventeen women from the county have been shortlisted for the Enterprise Vision Awards, up from 11 last year.

    They have been shortlisted in the hospitality, financial services, retail business, solo business, small business, creative industry and internet industry categories.

  • Tim in Chapel Stile
    Article: Sep 11, 2018

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron brought his annual summer tour to a close on Friday by holding street surgeries in villages across the Cartmel Peninsula.

    Since he was first elected in 2005, Tim has spent time each summer holding street surgeries in the smaller towns and villages he doesn't reach with his regular advice surgeries. This year he visited almost 40 towns and villages from Grasmere to Arnside and Coniston to Dent.

  • Tim at one of his regular youth surgeries
    Article: Sep 11, 2018

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has urged the Government to provide free school transport for sixth form students to help pupils in rural communities.

    Free school transport is provided for children up until sixth form age.

    However, in places like Sedbergh and Coniston it's often impossible to access sixth forms at schools or colleges by public transport.

  • Tim at Witherslack Community Shop
    Article: Sep 11, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron recently joined the local community in Witherslack to celebrate 10 years since the community shop opened.

    A decade ago, the community in Witherslack responded to the loss of their post office and store by opening their own community-run shop.

    In celebration, the village held a cream tea event at the shop, which raised £500 for Macmillan nurses.