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  • Article: Oct 5, 2021

    The Cumbria Better Connected campaign group have written to the Roads Minister Baroness Vere, encouraging her to look at investing in new safety improvements on the A590 to save lives.

    It comes after recent incidents on the road where a cyclist in his eighties tragically died after a collision with a van, and two air ambulances were called to a separate crash involving a car and an HGV.

  • Tim post-London Marathon
    Article: Oct 4, 2021

    On Sunday, South Lakes MP Tim Farron completed the London Marathon to raise money for local charity the Brathay Trust.

    Tim has so far raised £4,794 for the charity, who provide outreach programmes to help build confidence and resilience in young people.

    Tim completed the landmark race in 4 hours, 44 minutes and 44 seconds.

  • Article: Oct 4, 2021

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has written to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, challenging him to publicly support GPs and their staff in the wake of a worrying rise in abuse from members of the public.

    Local doctors have contacted Tim to say they are incredibly worried about the amount of abuse their profession is currently receiving, following the biggest rise in demand for GP services in Morecambe Bay since early 2016.

  • Phil Walker and Jonathan Cornthwaite
    Article: Sep 24, 2021

    Last night, Liberal Democrats won the Kendal North district and town council by-elections.

    Jonathan Cornthwaite was elected to serve on South Lakeland District Council.

    Jonathan said: "I want to thank everyone who cast their vote for me and Phil yesterday.

    "I'm hugely grateful for this opportunity and looking forward to getting things done for local residents."

  • Article: Sep 22, 2021

    This week in the House of Commons, local MP Tim Farron voted to keep the triple lock for 22,307 pensioners in Westmorland and Lonsdale.

    The state pension triple lock is a rule that means the state pension must rise each year in line with the highest of three possible figures, inflation, average earnings or 2.5%.