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  • Tim at the radiotherapy reception in Parliament
    Article: Apr 20, 2018

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron will chair a national meeting next week to discuss how to improve access to cancer services across the country.

    Attending the meeting, which takes place in Westminster next Wednesday, will be leading professionals including clinicians, scientists and cancer treatment manufacturers.

  • Article: Apr 18, 2018

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has written to the Department for Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey to make the case for a 'poverty impact assessment clause' which would force the Government to take into account how a new law would affect those living in poverty before passing it.

    The call comes after Tim's recent meeting with a number of local charities and organisations to discuss the current rising levels of poverty that exist in South Cumbria.

  • Manifesto launch at Dowkers Lane
    Article: Apr 16, 2018

    Today, Liberal Democrats in South Lakeland have launched their election manifesto - Putting South Lakeland first - ahead of the local elections next month.

    The manifesto was launched at the brand new affordable housing development at Dowkers Lane in Kendal where homes cost just over £100 a week to rent.

  • Article: Apr 16, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron has warned that police cuts are leading to police officers not being able to be on the street to keep us safe.

    New figures have revealed that nearly 1 in 3 police office support staff have been cut since the decade began.

    The Home Office figures also show that there has been a 10% drop in the number of police officers in Cumbria, while around 1 in 4 PCSOs in the county have been cut.

  • Bowness bay flooded back in 2009
    Article: Apr 13, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron will table a motion in Parliament next week criticising the Government's decision to reject new flood defences for Windermere.

    The Environment Agency had proposed a number of flood relief schemes for the town, as well as at the lake at Bowness and at Backbarrow.

    However these plans have been turned down by the Government as they didn't meet their 'cost/benefit criteria'.