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  • Article: Sep 24, 2020

    South Lakes MP and Liberal Democrat Housing Spokesperson Tim Farron has secured an Urgent Question in the House of Commons following a loophole in the Government's legislation to end the eviction ban, which has left an estimated 55,000 households at risk of being evicted since Monday.

    It comes the same day as Liberal Democrat Housing Spokesperson in the House of Lords Olly Grender will use a motion in an attempt to try and block the legislation from going ahead.

  • Tim with Cumbria Tourism's Gill Haigh
    Article: Sep 23, 2020

    On the floor of the House of Commons this afternoon, South Lakes MP Tim Farron secured a commitment from the Prime Minister for the Government to meet with Tim and a delegation of hospitality and tourism leaders to discuss ways to support jobs and businesses through the winter.

    It comes on the same day that Tim has tabled a motion in Parliament which urges the Government to extend business grants and wage support for the hospitality and tourism sector.

  • Article: Sep 22, 2020

    Local MP Tim Farron has teamed up with the charity Independent Age to urge the Government to act after new figures revealed that 1,205 households in Westmorland and Lonsdale who are entitled to Pension Credit - designed to keep the least well-off pensioners out of poverty - are missing out on receiving the benefit.

  • Tim speaking in the House
    Article: Sep 22, 2020

    On the floor of the House of Commons this afternoon, South Lakes MP Tim Farron demanded that ministers intervened after reports of local teachers and pupils struggling to get tests for COVID-19.

    Speaking during today's Government COVID update in Parliament, Tim said: "South Lakes headteachers are telling me that they are under pressure with staff off work, struggling to book a test slot - some being advised to travel as far as Brighton!

  • Tim Farron at the Penrith Auction Mart
    Article: Sep 21, 2020

    This week South Lakes MP Tim Farron voted against Government measures which could lead to the governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland being able to undercut Cumbrian farmers.

    The Internal Market Bill, which has been heavily criticised for breaking international law, would enforce the lowest common denominator in goods and services across the United Kingdom. This means that farmers in Cumbria would be forced to lower their animal welfare, food or environmental standards if one of the devolved administrations decided to lower theirs.