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  • Article: Feb 22, 2017

    In a speech today at an event hosted by Policy Exchange, South Lakes MP Tim Farron will call for a tidal lagoon in Morecambe Bay, as part of a green industrial revolution to power the economy of the future.

    In Tim's speech, he will call for the UK to lead the world in new green technology, saying "The low carbon and no carbon economy will be underpinned and driven by industries which will be worth trillions globally in the next few decades. It is a new industrial revolution. We can do as the Victorians did and lead it, prosper from it, and stand tall across the globe as a consequence."

  • Article: Feb 22, 2017

    Figures released this week show that the local NHS Trust posted a deficit of more than £13million at the end of the third quarter, with a predicted deficit of almost £17 million by the end of the financial year. South Lakes MP Tim Farron has written to the Chancellor calling for an urgent cash boost in the upcoming budget to support cash-strapped local health services.

  • Tim Farron farming
    Article: Feb 21, 2017

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has accused the DEFRA Minister Andrea Leadsom of failing to answer key questions about the future of the farming industry in a speech she gave to the NFU today, saying she offered only "empty platitudes".

    In a speech to the NFU conference, Andrea Leadsom described Brexit as an "opportunity to transform our food and farming policies", but failed to set out any detail on what would follow.

  • Article: Feb 21, 2017

    Thousands of local hotels, pubs, museums and camping sites could be set to see their business rates soar once new changes take effect from April, in a change which local MP Tim Farron has slammed as "massively damaging" for the local tourist economy.

    The government is revaluing all property values, which business rates are based on, for the first time since 2010. Although on average retail premises in South Lakeland will see their rateable value fall by almost 2%, this is not the case for thousands of other businesses that the local tourist economy relies on.

  • St Cuthbert's Catholic Primary School
    Article: Feb 20, 2017

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron met pupils from St Cuthbert's Catholic Primary School in Windermere on Friday, to find out more about the work they had been doing about the Holocaust.

    In light of the legacy of Windermere in taking in the Windermere boys after WWII, the pupils have been studying the Holocaust, and the lessons that must be learnt from it. The pupils had an assembly on the topic of caring for neighbours and being respectful and tolerant of others, including those who are different. Tim was asked to speak to the students as part of the assembly, and drew on the story of the good Samaritan to talk about the importance of looking after our neighbours and showing compassion.