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  • Tim with Baroness Vere
    Article: Jan 20, 2020

    Local MP Tim Farron made the case for better bus services for Cumbria during a meeting with Transport minister Baroness Vere last week.

    The minister asked Tim to work with Transport for the North to draw up a bid for the Government to fund a comprehensive rural bus network for Cumbria.

    Speaking after the meeting, Tim said: "I'm really grateful to the receptive response the minister gave to our case.

  • Tim with Molly and all the other participants from Grange primary school
    Article: Jan 20, 2020

    Last week local MP Tim Farron presented Molly Straughton-Lowe, a pupil at Grange primary school with a book token and a certificate at a school assembly after her design was selected as the winner of Tim's Christmas card competition.

    Molly, aged 8, has Rett syndrome and made her card design using her eye gaze technology, with the help of her teaching assistant.

  • Article: Jan 16, 2020

    On the floor of the House of Commons this afternoon, local MP Tim Farron made the case for the Environment Agency's flood relief scheme for the River Kent to go ahead.

    Speaking during a debate on the environment, Tim said: "Our communities are still reeling four years on from the catastrophic floods of Storm Desmond. Indeed, in the last decade or so we have been hit by three floods, each of which was classified as a one-in-200-year event. Storm Desmond flooded 7,500 homes and more than 1,000 businesses.

  • Article: Jan 16, 2020

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron is calling for a pause on plans for a coal mine in Cumbria, after a new report undermined the case for it not having a negative effect on the environment.

    A report published today from the independent thinktank Green Alliance, found that there is no evidence that the greenhouse gas emissions of the mining operations would be "broadly carbon neutral", as claimed during the planning process.

  • Article: Jan 14, 2020

    On the floor of the House of Commons this afternoon, local MP Tim Farron ramped up his campaign to get a tax loophole closed which sees some second homeowners get away with paying no council tax whatsoever by pretending to be a small business.

    A Government consultation on closing the loophole ended last January, but 12 months later and they are still yet to make a decision.