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  • Article: Feb 23, 2021

    Commenting on the Prime Minister's statement setting out the roadmap to come out of lockdown, local MP Tim Farron said: "The Prime Minister is right to be cautious in his approach to make sure that this is the final lockdown.

    "As a result of this though, many businesses in the Lake District's vital hospitality and leisure sectors now know that they won't be able to fully reopen until mid-May at the earliest.

  • Article: Feb 22, 2021

    South Lakes MP and Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Radiotherapy Tim Farron has written to the Prime Minister and the Chancellor urging them to use next month's Spring Budget to invest in cancer services to tackle the backlog created by the pandemic.

    In Tim's letter, which has been signed by 75 cross-party Parliamentarians, he warns that as many as 100,000 people could miss out on cancer treatment unless urgent action is taken to boost NHS capacity so staff can treat and diagnose more patients.

  • Mark Christie
    Article: Feb 19, 2021

    Liberal Democrat candidate for Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Christie says that more needs to be done to tackle rural crime in Cumbria.

    A survey conducted last year by the Countryside Alliance, of people in Cumbria, found that 1 in 3 people in rural areas have had a crime committed against them in the last 12 months.

  • Article: Feb 19, 2021

    Cumbrian MP Tim Farron has tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) in Parliament calling on the Government to ditch plans for a new deep coal mine in Cumbria.

    The EDM warns that the building of the new mine jeopardises the UK's goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 and implores the Government to incentivise steel manufacturers to adopt and innovate low-carbon production methods, including hydrogen direct reduction and electric arc technology.

  • Article: Feb 19, 2021

    Commenting on the news that Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group have yet to find a new GP provider for Windermere's Goodly Dale surgery, local MP Tim Farron said: "I'd like to thank the CCG for their efforts in trying to find a new provider for Goodly Dale surgery.

    "Naturally it's disappointing that a new provider hasn't been found yet, but I'm glad that the search will continue to ensure that this surgery remains open and patients in Windermere have access to a local GP practice.