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  • Mark Christie
    Article: Jan 25, 2021

    The Liberal Democrats in Cumbria have selected Mark Christie to be their candidate for the Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner election which is set to take place on May 6th.

    Mark is a lecturer in Sport Development at the University of Cumbria and lives near Kendal with his young family. In his spare time he is a qualified personal trainer, leads group fitness classes and coaches archery. Mark has led on a number of community development initiatives, including fundraising for a new sports pavilion and an outdoor gym, developing new sports clubs and delivering community sports events.

  • Article: Jan 25, 2021

    This afternoon, Cumbrian MP Tim Farron has written to the President of the COP26 climate conference, Alok Sharma, urging him to block plans for a new coal mine in Cumbria.

    According to a report in the Times at the weekend, Mr Sharma was said to be "apoplectic" with cabinet colleague Robert Jenrick, the Communities Secretary, after he gave the green light to the coal mine earlier this month.

  • Article: Jan 22, 2021

    Local MP Tim Farron has praised the work of after it was revealed that the South Cumbria and Lancashire region has administered the fourth highest percentage of COVID-19 vaccines to people aged 80 and over in the country.

    New figures from NHS England show that as of January 17th, 75.7% of people in South Cumbria and Lancashire aged 80 and over had received their first dose of the vaccine, totalling to 70,027 people.

  • Article: Jan 22, 2021

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron is asking local businesses and individuals to donate laptops for schoolchildren who need them to access remote learning from home.

    This morning, Cumbrian school leaders launched a new webpage where people can donate old IT equipment.

    Cumbria's schools say they need another 1500 laptops for children learning from home during the pandemic.

  • Article: Jan 22, 2021

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has today launched an online card to give local residents the opportunity to thank those working in the NHS and social care in Morecambe Bay during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    People can sign the online thank you card and write messages of thanks and support by going here.

    Tim said: "Those working to care for us and save lives in our local NHS and social care are absolute heroes.