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  • Article: May 20, 2020

    In the House of Commons yesterday, South Lakes MP Tim Farron encouraged the Government to support schools that won't be opening in two weeks' time over safety concerns for both children and staff.

    Speaking during Church Commissioners Questions, Tim said: "Here in Cumbria and the South Lakes, headteachers of Church schools-in fact, of all schools-do want to return on 1 June, but of course they see protecting the safety of their school community as their first and primary responsibility.

  • Article: May 19, 2020

    Local MP Tim Farron has made fresh calls for a long-term financial support package for hospitality and tourism after shocking new figures revealed that Westmorland and Lonsdale saw the biggest increase of any UK constituency in people claiming unemployment benefit.

    Tim's constituency has seen a colossal 312% increase on last year in the number of people having to claim Universal Credit, according to new figures from the Department for Work and Pensions.

  • Article: May 18, 2020

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has joined a cross party call to protect pubs in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.

    Tim, alongside MPs from the Conservative, Labour, SNP, Plaid Cymru and Green parties, is calling for Ministers to ensure pubs are in a position to reopen once social distancing measures are eased.

  • Article: May 18, 2020

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron is urging the Government to trust headteachers to decide when it is right for their school to safely reopen.

    On Friday, Tim held a virtual meeting with the headteachers of local primary schools to hear their questions and concerns about the Government's plan for schools to begin reopening from June 1st.

  • Article: May 18, 2020

    On Mental Health Awareness Week, South Lakes MP Tim Farron and the Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to ramp up mental health support for health and care staff to ensure "world-class" support for those on the front-line fighting coronavirus.

    The party have put forward a package of mental health measures designed for rapid roll-out across the NHS and care sectors, including: