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  • Article: Apr 24, 2017

    South Lakes MP and Lib Dem Leader Tim Farron has today announced that the Liberal Democrats will not enter into a coalition with either Theresa May's Conservatives or Jeremy Corbyn's Labour party after June's General Election.

    Tim said: "The Liberal Democrats will not join a coalition with Theresa May's Conservatives or Jeremy Corbyn's Labour. We don't rule out future coalitions - we believe in plural politics - but we won't enter one with either May or Corbyn.

  • Article: Apr 21, 2017

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has praised NHS staff, following the news that community health services for children, young people and families in Cumbria have had their rating upgraded from inadequate to good.

    The services are provided by the Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and were inspected by the Care Quality Commission in January. The services received an overall rating of 'good'. The inspection found that all aspects of the services should be rated 'good', reporting that the services provided are safe, caring and effective.

  • Article: Apr 20, 2017

    Figures released today reveal that local hospitals have the 6th highest rate of mixed-sex accommodation breaches in the country. This is further evidence of the crisis facing the NHS, according to South Lakes MP Tim Farron, who is calling on the government to provide an urgent cash boost for the NHS.

  • Article: Apr 18, 2017

    Commenting on the Prime Minister's call today for a General Election, Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron said:

    "It is a privilege to be the MP for the area I live in and love, and I am proud of the things we have achieved together over the last 12 years. Local people will judge me on my record fighting for the South Lakes.

  • Article: Apr 17, 2017

    Doctors in Cumbria are being given financial incentives to slash the number of referrals for heart operations and scans, it has been revealed today. South Cumbrian MP Tim Farron slammed the system, saying the payments look like a "bribe" and that the needs of patients must take priority.

    Figures uncovered by the Daily Mail reveal that family doctors are being offered financial incentives to reduce the number of patients they send to hospitals. Across the country, it is largely non-urgent referrals such as hip and knee replacements that are included in the scheme. However, Cumbria is one of just two areas in the country where GPs are being paid to reduce the number of referrals for heart operations and scans.