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  • Tim and rail bosses
    Article: Jun 14, 2019

    Local MP Tim Farron and the Cumbria Community Rail Partnership met with representatives from Network Rail, Virgin Trains and Northern this week to make the case for much needed improvements to the two lines in South Cumbria.

    Tim raised the burning need to increase capacity on the Lakes Line by introducing a passing loop and to electrify both the Lakes and Furness lines to allow for more direct trains to Manchester Airport.

  • Tim during PMQs
    Article: Jun 13, 2019

    Local MP Tim Farron used today's Prime Minister's Questions session to call for the establishment of a new cross-party group to bring forward a new deal to fix Britain's social care system.

    Speaking on the floor of the House of Commons, Tim said: "This logjammed and underworked Parliament could become one of the best if we chose to work across party to fix our broken social care system.

  • Post office questions
    Article: Jun 12, 2019

    On the floor of the House of Commons this afternoon, local MP Tim Farron made the case for cash-strapped post offices in the South Lakes to receive the funding needed to provide banking services.

    Speaking during Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy questions, Tim said: "One of the silver linings of the decision of the high street banks to abandon our town centres is that post offices are now able to pick up that slack.

  • Article: Jun 7, 2019

    Local MP Tim Farron has written to the Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd calling for the introduction of 'poverty impact assessment clauses' on all new laws after new figures revealed that almost 1 in 4 children in South Lakeland are currently living below the poverty line.

    According to the Office for National Statistics, 23% of children in the district are living in poverty after housing costs are taken into account.

  • Mental health charity advert
    Article: Jun 6, 2019

    Local MP Tim Farron has joined the search for Trustees to lead a new mental health charity based in South Lakeland.

    A team of volunteers, supported by CADAS, Growing Well, Manna House and Tim, are working together to create a new charity to provide affordable counselling and potentially other support services.