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  • Article: May 26, 2022

    Commenting on this afternoon's announcement from the Chancellor that the Government will finally bring in a windfall tax on the profits of oil and gas companies, local MP Tim Farron said: "Thank goodness that families will finally get support with their energy bills through a windfall tax - seven months after the Liberal Democrats first called for it.

  • Article: May 19, 2022

    On the floor of the House of Commons this afternoon, local MP Tim Farron secured a meeting with a Minister from the Treasury over plans to double the capacity on the Lakes Line from Oxenholme to Windermere.

    The proposals would see a passing loop built near Burneside station so that two trains could serve the line every hour.

  • Article: May 18, 2022

    In Parliament last night, South Lakes MP Tim Farron voted to bring in a windfall tax on energy companies to help fund support for people struggling with rising bills.

    Earlier this month it was revealed that BP's profits had more than doubled to £5bn in the first three months of this year. Meanwhile Shell had made over £7bn during the same time period.

  • Article: May 17, 2022

    On the floor of the House of Commons this afternoon, South Lakes MP Tim Farron urged the Government to change planning law to give local councils the power to limit the number of second homes in Cumbria.

    In response, the Minister for Housing offered to host a roundtable event in the Lake District to see what more could be done to tackle the housing crisis.

  • Article: May 12, 2022

    On the floor of the House of Commons yesterday, South Lakes MP Tim Farron criticised the government for making no mention of rural communities or farmers and the issues they have been facing.

    In his speech, Tim emphasised that farmers are on the front line of providing food to the nation and tackling the climate crisis simultaneously, but the government's current policies are jeopardising farmer's efforts to improve the climate.