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  • Article: Sep 22, 2021

    This week in the House of Commons, local MP Tim Farron voted to keep the triple lock for 22,307 pensioners in Westmorland and Lonsdale.

    The state pension triple lock is a rule that means the state pension must rise each year in line with the highest of three possible figures, inflation, average earnings or 2.5%.

  • Article: Sep 22, 2021

    This morning, Cumbrian MP Tim Farron led a Westminster Hall debate in Parliament to press ministers to intervene to make sure that rural communities in Cumbria don't miss out on funding for broadband.

    The rules around the Government's Project Gigabit scheme mean that the community-led company B4RN would no longer be able to bid to provide broadband to many areas in the county.

  • Article: Sep 20, 2021

    Tomorrow morning (Tuesday), local MP Tim Farron will lead a Westminster Hall debate in Parliament to urge ministers to back down over proposals which would stop rural communities in Cumbria getting hyperfast broadband.

    The rules around the Government's Project Gigabit scheme mean that the community-led company B4RN would be unable to bid to provide broadband to many areas in the county.

  • Article: Sep 16, 2021

    Yesterday in the House of Commons, South Lakes MP Tim Farron voted to cancel Government plans to cut Universal Credit for struggling families in Cumbria.

    From the end of September, people on Universal Credit will see their social security payments cut by £20 a week, amounting to over £1,000 a year.

  • Article: Sep 15, 2021

    On Back British Farming Day, Cumbrian MP Tim Farron has tabled an Early Day Motion in Parliament calling on the Government to protect UK food and farming standards in future trade deals.

    It comes as the Government are said to be on the brink of agreeing a controversial trade deal with New Zealand, with fears that it could lead to local farmers being unable to compete with a flood of cheap imports.