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  • Article: Sep 19, 2017

    The Westmorland and Lonsdale Conservatives have been criticised after they announced a massive U-turn over the electrification of the Lakes Line.

    Back in July, the Government announced that they were scrapping plans to electrify the Lakes Line.

    This decision was welcomed by their parliamentary candidate who said the plans were "unnecessary and expensive", which would cause "huge disruption for passengers and local people across South Lakeland".

  • Article: Sep 18, 2017

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has relaunched his campaign to bring a radiotherapy unit to Westmorland General Hospital.

    A petition is being sent to every house in the constituency to call for the current NHS England review into services in Lancashire and South Cumbria to include proposals for the new unit.

  • Article: Sep 13, 2017

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed South Lakeland District Council's new parking proposals for car parks in Kendal.

    At a council meeting today, Liberal Democrat councillors agreed the following changes in addition to the £1-a-day offer at the Westmorland Shopping Centre which had already been announced:

  • Tim with John Heaton and Kath Dunning
    Article: Sep 13, 2017

    Tim Farron has slammed the Government for lying to local people over plans to stop re-testing benefit claimants who have long-term chronic illnesses such as Huntingdon's, MS, and Parkinson's.

    Back in October last year, the then Secretary of State at the Department for Work and Pensions, Damien Green, said that they would no longer reassessing benefits for those who have long-term sickness as it is "pointless" and "only adds to their anxiety and difficulties".

  • Article: Sep 12, 2017

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed the Government's announcement to give police and prison officers a pay rise but has attacked their decision to not lift the pay cap for the rest of the public sector.

    Tim said: "This announcement will come as a relief to police officers who've had an effective 10% pay cut under the Conservatives.