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  • Article: Feb 10, 2020

    Cumbrian MP Tim Farron will meet the floods minister, Rebecca Pow later today to make the case for the Government to get on with putting in place flood defences to protect people along the River Kent in the wake of Storm Ciara.

    Tim said: "After a weekend when flood water from the River Kent was just inches from people's homes, it's clear we had a lucky escape.

  • Article: Feb 6, 2020

    On the floor of the House of Commons this morning, Conservative ministers failed to rule out farmers in Cumbria facing huge export tariffs by the end of the year.

    During DEFRA questions, local MP Tim Farron said: "The reality is that 90% of Cumbrian farm exports are to the European Single Market.

    "Can the minister guarantee that my farmers will not be facing crippling taxes and tariffs on their exports?"

  • Article: Feb 6, 2020

    On the floor of the House of Commons this week, local MP Tim Farron encouraged the Government to set up a fund to help rural GP surgeries in the South Lakes.

    Speaking during Health Questions, Tim said: "GP surgeries often serve huge geographical areas with relatively small patient numbers. Coniston, for example, has a roll of about 900 patients, yet the next nearest surgery is two lakes away.

  • Article: Feb 6, 2020

    Local MP Tim Farron's long-running campaign for a specialist eating disorder service in South Cumbria was given a boost this week after ministers said the service should start in the Spring.

    In response to a written Parliamentary question from Tim, health minister Nadine Dorries said that "a specialist eating disorder service in South Cumbria, "which will include one to one and family-based therapies, will commence in April 2020".

  • Article: Feb 5, 2020

    On the floor of the House of Commons this afternoon, local MP Tim Farron warned ministers that any new devolution deal for Cumbria should not include having a single mayor in charge of the county.

    It comes just days after ministers brought forward plans to replace Cumbria's county council and six district councils with two unitary councils under an elected mayor for the whole of Cumbria.