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  • Tim - wear it pink
    Article: Sep 12, 2017

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has worn pink in Parliament to show support for women affected by breast cancer.

    Tim is backing Breast Cancer Now's campaign to stop women dying from the disease.

    Their annual 'wear it pink' fundraiser, will take place on Friday 20 October, and the MP is encouraging his constituents to join him, and sign up to take part in the UK's biggest pink fundraiser.

  • Article: Sep 12, 2017

    South Lakeland has been named the best place to live in the North of England according to research for BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour.

    Of the 380 local authorities analysed across Britain, South Lakeland was ranked the 12th most desirable for women to live in.

    The National Centre for Social Research analysis factored in issues such as the gender pay gap, affordability of housing and education. It used data from a number of sources, including the Office for National statistics' 2016 Annual Population Survey and the 2011 Census.

  • Article: Sep 12, 2017

    Local MP Tim Farron will launch his 'Save The Family Farm' campaign at the Westmorland County Show on Thursday.

    Tim will be handing out a petition to call on the Government to protect the 3.8bn in direct payments for farmers.

    The DEFRA Secretary, Michael Gove, recently refused to commit to protecting these vital subsidies.

  • Article: Sep 11, 2017

    Local MP Tim Farron has put forward a motion in Parliament calling on England to follow Scotland and Wales to move to an opt-out system of organ donation.

    This comes after new figures were released by the NHS which reveal that 457 people died in England last year while waiting for an organ transplant.

  • Article: Sep 11, 2017

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has hit out at the Government for ripping off commuters after it was revealed that trains were cancelled on the Furness Line at a rate of nearly one a day over the summer.

    Data from the Furness Line Community Rail Partnership revealed that 110 trains were cancelled during the months from May to August.