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  • Tim during Transport Questions
    Article: Jul 23, 2019

    On the floor of the House of Commons this morning, South Lakes MP Tim Farron urged ministers to invest in rural bus services.

    Speaking during Transport Questions, Tim said: "In places such as Sedbergh and Dent, community bus services have become a lifeline for people who would otherwise be isolated from the communities around them, and I am massively grateful to the volunteers who make those services possible.

  • Article: Jul 23, 2019

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron is calling for a payment scheme which is considered a lifeline for farmers to be extended until 2024.

    At a meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hill Farming, which Tim chairs, the group agreed to lobby the Government to continue the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) for another three years.

  • Article: Jul 17, 2019

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has urged the Government to increase the powers of a watchdog which monitors how supermarkets treat farmers, in the event of a no deal Brexit.

    Speaking during a debate in Parliament yesterday, Tim said: "The export tariffs for UK farmers, including Cumbrian hill farmers, into the single market worry me the most.

  • Business questions
    Article: Jul 17, 2019

    On the floor of the House of Commons this morning, South Lakes MP Tim Farron urged ministers to rethink plans to axe a new qualification which would have help the hospitality industry recruit local people.

    Speaking during Business Questions, Tim said: "With 20,000 non-UK staff in tourism in the Lake District, there is a desperate need for home-grown talent whether we leave the EU or not.

  • Article: Jul 15, 2019

    Liberal Democrat analysis of new Home Office figures, published this week, has revealed that the Conservative Government cut funding to Cumbria Police by 5.9% in real terms between 2015-16 and 2019-20.

    According to Liberal Democrat analysis, total government funding to all 43 forces in England and Wales has fallen by around half a billion pounds over the past four years.