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  • Tim presenting the youth mental health petition to Andrew Bennett
    Article: Jul 13, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron has started a petition calling on the Government to properly fund preventative mental health care for young people in Cumbria.

    Due to cuts to the public health budget from central Government, Cumbria currently only spends £75,000 a year on tier 1 mental health preventative care. This works out at just 75p per person.

  • Lakes Line walk
    Article: Jul 10, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron will table a motion in the House of Commons today calling for there to be a new rail franchise for the three local train lines that operate in South and West Cumbria.

    Over the weekend commuters were once again subjected to massive disruption on Cumbria's railways after over 30 trains were cancelled on the Lakes, Furness and Coast lines.

  • Tim on last year's Summer Tour
    Article: Jul 10, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron has announced the dates for this year's annual summer tour.

    The tour, which kicks off this Thursday in Milnthorpe, sees Tim travel the length and breadth of the South Lakes speaking to local people about the issues that matter to them.

    Tim said: "This will be the 14th time that I've done my summer tour.

  • Tim with his casework team
    Article: Jul 9, 2018

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has today completed his 100,000th piece of casework since becoming an MP back in 2005.

    Every day, local people write in to Tim asking for help on a range of issues.

    Tim said: "The best bit about my job by far is when someone comes to me with a problem and we're able to help them.

  • Tim with NHS staff at Westmorland General Hospital
    Article: Jul 5, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron is encouraging people in the South Lakes to sign a community birthday card to mark 70 years of the NHS.

    The online card is designed to thanks the work of NHS staff in South Cumbria and across the rest of the country.

    Tim will hand in the card to Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal next week.