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  • Lakes Line walk at Staveley
    Article: Oct 16, 2019

    Commenting on today's remarks from the Transport Secretary that Northern could be nationalised, local MP Tim Farron said: "We've been calling for this since Northern literally gave up running train services here in the South Lakes last summer and we had to find our own replacement service.

    "The Government was lightning fast to remove the East Coast mainline franchise which serves London but has taken 18 months to even think about taking action against Northern's woeful performance.

  • Tim and Phil Walker at The New Union
    Article: Oct 15, 2019

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has nominated The New Union in Kendal for the prestigious title of Parliamentary Pub of the Year.

    The national awards which culminate in a final at the House of Commons offer all MPs the opportunity to nominate a popular pub from their constituency.

    The New Union, which only opened two years ago, has won a string of awards including most recently CAMRA national cider pub of the year.

  • Tim gathering petition signatures in Levens
    Article: Oct 14, 2019

    Local MP Tim Farron has secured a meeting with transport minister Baroness Vere about rural bus services in Cumbria.

    Over the past decade there have been around 900 bus services cut in the North West, including most recently the 552 service from Arnside to Kendal and the 530 from Cartmel to Kendal via Levens.

  • Tim speaking during Justice Questions
    Article: Oct 11, 2019

    On the floor of the House of Commons this week, ministers agreed to meet with local MP Tim Farron to discuss restoring access to justice in the South Lakes.

    The Government closed Kendal magistrates' court back in 2017 meaning that people in the South Lakes have to travel to Barrow for their nearest court.

  • Eating disorder APPG
    Article: Oct 11, 2019

    On World Mental Health Day, local MP Tim Farron has written to the Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group to ask them to keep their promise of a specialist one-to-one eating disorder service for young people in South Cumbria.

    Back in February 2016, the Government allocated £5m to be used to create a bespoke county-wide service, but over three years later there are still no signs of this happening.