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  • Tim at Wray Castle
    Article: Apr 5, 2019

    Local MP Tim Farron has celebrated English Tourism Week with a range of visits to local tourist attractions.

    Tim spent the morning on a Windermere Lakes Cruise, then given a tour around Wray Castle, took a ride on a Mountain Goat tour and finished with a visit to Holgates Silverdale Caravan Park.

    Tim said: "I had an absolutely brilliant day being given tours of some of our exceptional tourist attractions.

  • Tim with representatives from UK Finance
    Article: Apr 5, 2019

    Local MP Tim Farron has pushed the industry body for banking and finance to make a new reimbursement scheme available to past victims of online banking scams.

    From the end of May, a new code of conduct will cover losses for people who have been tricked into transferring bank payments to fraudsters.

    But during a meeting with representatives from UK Finance, Tim said that the scheme's failure to cover past victims will be hollow news for several constituents who have contacted him after losing tens of thousands of pounds over the past year.

  • Tim with the British Association of Dental Therapists
    Article: Apr 5, 2019

    Local MP Tim Farron has welcomed the news that Cumbria's special care and community dental service are in the process of upskilling their dental staff in order to reduce waiting times for emergency treatment.

    The service, which operates out of a number of hospitals in the county including Westmorland General Hospital, have now trained a number of dentists, dental therapists and dental nurses to deliver sedation to those patients who need it.

  • Article: Apr 4, 2019

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has hit out at the Government after it was revealed that special educational needs funding in the North West has been slashed by 24% over the past 5 years.

    A new report released today by the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) found that our region has been the hardest hit by the cuts, with funding reduced by 17% nationally.

  • Tim at Windermere station
    Article: Apr 4, 2019

    Local MP Tim Farron says plans to electrify the Lakes Line could be back on the table.

    Tim recently met with the Rail Industry Association in Westminster at the launch of their new report which shows how electrification schemes can be delivered at half the cost that the Department for Transport had originally estimated.