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  • Article: Sep 15, 2021

    On Back British Farming Day, Cumbrian MP Tim Farron has tabled an Early Day Motion in Parliament calling on the Government to protect UK food and farming standards in future trade deals.

    It comes as the Government are said to be on the brink of agreeing a controversial trade deal with New Zealand, with fears that it could lead to local farmers being unable to compete with a flood of cheap imports.

  • Article: Sep 15, 2021

    Last night in Parliament, local MP Tim Farron voted against Conservative Government plans to hike National Insurance for low paid workers and the self-employed.

    The proposed tax rises come as part of the Government's plans to reform social care, but Tim argues these plans will do nothing to improve the quality and standard of care people receive in Cumbria or to fix the huge staffing crisis in the sector.

  • Article: Sep 14, 2021

    'Westmorland and Furness' has been voted the most popular choice for the name of the new council in a public poll held by local MP Tim Farron.

    Nearly 2,000 people took part in Tim's poll to find a name of the new authority which will cover the South Lakeland, Eden and Barrow-in-Furness areas, following the Government's decision to reorganise Cumbria's councils earlier this summer.

  • Tim at King's Food Bank in Kendal
    Article: Sep 13, 2021

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron is backing the #FoodOnPlates campaign to stop millions of tonnes of fresh, unsold food from being wasted, when it could instead go to charities and community groups feeding families.

    Previously, the UK government funded a scheme that helped farmers and food producers tackle the problem of food waste. They did this by covering the additional costs for them to send their unsold food to charities.

  • Article: Sep 8, 2021

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has joined other local leaders in writing to the Chancellor Rishi Sunak, urging him not to go ahead with plans to cut Universal Credit by £20 a week from October.

    In a letter signed by representatives from local organisations such as South Lakes Housing, Manna House and Cumbria County Council, Rishi Sunak is warned that the cut will lead to a "more damaging effect in the deterioration of the mental health and wellbeing of individuals in our community".