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  • Tim Farron farming
    Article: Jul 21, 2017

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has accused Michael Gove of "breaking a campaign promise" after he set out plans to cut subsidies for farmers unless they meet certain criteria.

    While Gove argued in his speech that the "The Common Agricultural Policy… all too often puts resources in the hands of the already wealthy", Tim points out that without subsidies many hill farmers would be driven out of business.

  • Article: Jul 21, 2017

    South Lakeland MP Tim Farron has called for pharmaceutical giant GSK to leave a dowry behind to make future investment in the site more attractive for a potential buyer and support local jobs.

    GSK this week shocked the area by pulling out of a planned £350million investment in the Ulverston site which would have supported hundreds of local jobs.

  • Article: Jul 20, 2017

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron is to launch a series of 'town hall meetings' alongside his annual summer tour this year.

    The meetings are open to everyone, and residents will be able to put their questions to Tim and raise and discuss issues of concern to local people.

    The first two meetings will be held at Calver Uniting Church in Windermere on Friday 28th July and Grange-over-Sands Parish Church on Tuesday 1st August. Both meetings will run from 7pm to 9pm.

  • Article: Jul 20, 2017

    An inspection by the CQC into mental health wards run by the Cumbria Partnership NHS Trust has found that they require improvement.

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron - who successfully campaigned to keep the Kentmere ward at Westmorland General open last year - has highlighted that the improvements necessary are in staffing and not the physical space.

  • Article: Jul 20, 2017

    South Lakeland MP Tim Farron has today expressed his disappointment that the DEFRA Minister Michael Gove MP refused to commit to protecting local farmers by introducing a Hill Farm Allowance. Figures show that without this support many farmers will be forced out of business.

    Tim challenged the Minister to introduce the Hill Farm Allowance in the House of Commons today. He pointed out that without the subsidies currently provided by the EU, the average hill farm business income for 2015/16 was minus £10,700.