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  • Article: Jun 13, 2017

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has warned that the new DEFRA Secretary Michael Gove must "listen to farmers more than he listened to teachers", or risk putting the livelihoods of farmers at risk.

    Former Education Secretary Michael Gove MP was appointed Secretary of State for DEFRA in Theresa May's cabinet reshuffle following the General Election.

  • Article: Jun 7, 2017

    Tim Farron is urging local residents to vote against damaging Conservative cuts tomorrow, as a leaked document reveals secret plans for massive cuts to health services run by the Morecambe Bay Trust.

    Closing wards and services, extending waiting times, and stopping some treatments are all being considered by senior NHS officials in controversial plans to curb spending, the Health Service Journal has revealed.

  • Article: Jun 4, 2017

    Following the terror attack in London last night, Tim Farron said:

    "It is heart-breaking to see yet another terror attack hit our streets, while the country is still coming to terms with the tragedy of what took place in Manchester.

    "My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, and I would like to pay tribute to the emergency services for their professional response in such terrible circumstances.

  • dementia tax
    Article: May 31, 2017

    Elderly local residents are "outraged and dismayed" by the Conservatives' plans for a 'dementia tax', according to Tim Farron. He has vowed to fight the plans, which would see the Conservatives take people's homes to pay for their care.

    Research by the Lib Dems has revealed that 95% of homes in South Lakeland could be eligible for sale to meet Theresa May's so-called 'dementia tax'.

  • Article: May 31, 2017

    Almost 1600 children living in poverty across Cumbria will have their lunches taken away under Theresa May's plans to abolish universal free school lunches for infants, Liberal Democrat research has revealed. In total, nearly 14,000 children in Cumbria are set to lose out under the plans.

    Of the 1599 children living in poverty who will lose out on free school meals across Cumbria, 167 live in Tim's Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency.