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  • Article: Nov 13, 2020

    This afternoon, Cumbrian MP Tim Farron has launched a petition, calling on the Royal Mail to allow people to send cards and parcels to their loved ones in care homes for free for the rest of the year.

    Last month, Tim wrote to Royal Mail asking them to follow the lead of the Irish postal company An Post who have announced they will carry letters, large envelopes, packets and parcels up to 2kg addressed to residents in nursing and care homes for free until January 31.

  • Article: Nov 13, 2020

    In Parliament this week, local MP Tim Farron raised the need for the National Trust to protect family farms in Cumbria and not allow them to be sold off as second homes.

    Speaking during a Westminster Hall debate on the future of the National Trust, Tim said: "The National Trust obviously employs a vast number of people in the Lake district; the jobs of many of them are now at risk, which is deeply concerning.

  • Article: Nov 13, 2020

    Commenting on the news that the economy bounced back from recession with record growth of 15.5% in July to September, Cumbrian MP Tim Farron said: "Today's news proves that the Government made a good investment in supporting jobs and businesses throughout the first lockdown.

    "Not only was it the compassionate thing to do for the many people whose livelihoods were at risk, but it was the right thing to do by the economy. It meant that, rather than having a load of dead firms, you had businesses ready to spring back into action.

  • Tim speaking in Parliament
    Article: Nov 12, 2020

    On the floor of the House of Commons this afternoon, local MP Tim Farron called for the Government to do more to support those struggling to the pay rent because of the pandemic.

    This week the Government announced they would not be reintroducing a ban on evictions which, but instead asking bailiffs not to enforce eviction notices until January 11th.

  • Tim at Bendrigg Trust outdoor education centre
    Article: Nov 11, 2020

    On the floor of the House of Commons this afternoon, South Lakes MP Tim Farron urged ministers to change Government guidance which currently advises schools not to run residential trips.

    At the weekend, Tim visited the Bendrigg Trust outdoor education centre in Old Hutton where he learnt that around 5,000 out of the 16,000 jobs in the sector had already been lost.