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  • Article: Jun 9, 2021

    This Carers Week, South Lakes MP Tim Farron is calling on the Government to provide emergency funding to give carers a break from dramatically increased caring responsibilities during the Covid pandemic.

    More than 9,700 people in Westmorland and Lonsdale are looking after elderly, disabled or vulnerable people. Data from Carers UK shows 64% of carers have not been able to take any sort of a break during the pandemic.

  • Article: Jun 7, 2021

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has signed an amendment to the Advanced Research and Innovation Agency Bill calling on the Government not to slash £4bn from the International Aid budget.

    The Government have been widely criticised for the move, having promising to maintain international aid spending at 0.7% of national spending in their manifesto during the last general election.

  • Article: May 27, 2021

    This week, South Lakes MP Tim Farron chaired a national cancer summit, to launch a new report setting out how the Government should tackle the cancer backlog which has been created by the covid pandemic.

    The "Catch Up With Cancer - The Way Ahead" report was produced by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Radiotherapy which Tim chairs.

  • Article: May 26, 2021

    Today, South Lakes MP Tim Farron has tabled an amendment to the Government's Environment Bill to adequately reward farmers for maintaining Britain's beautiful landscape in places like the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales.

    Tim's amendment would change the new payment scheme for farmers - the Environmental Land Management Scheme - to directly give financial support to farmers who deliver benefits to the landscape.

  • Article: May 26, 2021

    Responding to the news that the Prime Minister is threatening tougher sentences for dog thieves and owners who abandon their pets, South Lakes MP Tim Farron, said:

    "I've been calling for action to tackle the worrying rise in dog theft during the pandemic, so I welcome the news that the Prime Minister is promising tougher sentences for these criminals.