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  • Article: Aug 30, 2019

    A cross-party group of backbench MPs today released a report that found the provision of radiotherapy services was so poor that is many as 20,000 people a year are missing out on the cancer treatment they need - treatment that, in many cases, would have saved their life.

    The report, titled Radiotherapy - Securing the Future of Britain's Secret Lifesaver, was produced by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Radiotherapy (APPGRT) following a three-month long inquiry led by local MP Tim Farron.

  • Tim playing football at Hallgarth
    Article: Aug 28, 2019

    Yesterday, local MP Tim Farron held another successful day of football surgeries with young people in three estates across Kendal.

    Tim played games of five-a-side football on the multi-use games areas at Hallgarth, Sandylands and Kirkbarrow with local youngsters, before sitting down to discuss the issues that matter to them.

  • Article: Aug 28, 2019

    Local MP Tim Farron says the Government's decision to review the future of HS2 must lead to high speed trains stopping in Cumbria.

    The current plans will see high-speed trains from London pass through the county without stopping, meaning passengers on the West Coast Main Line will have to change at Preston to get to Oxenholme, Penrith and Carlisle.

  • Article: Aug 20, 2019

    Kendal's MP Tim Farron has demanded answers from the county council over the closure of Victoria Bridge for the second time this month.

    In a letter to Chief Executive Katherine Fairclough, Tim has asked the council for answers so that local residents and businesses can plan ahead with more certainty.

  • Tim with Douglas Chalmers
    Article: Aug 2, 2019

    Local MP Tim Farron met with the Chair of the Friends of the Lake District, Douglas Chalmers to discuss the proposed expansion of the national park.

    The charity's proposal would increase the size of the park by around 155 square kilometres by incorporating parts of the Furness and Cartmel peninsulas.