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  • Article: Jan 5, 2018

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron is calling for all parties to come together to find a long-term solution for the NHS.

    Earlier this week it was announced that the Morecambe Bay Hospitals Trust had followed many other Trusts across the country in suspending all non-urgent inpatient operations for the rest of January, due to significant pressures this winter.

  • Article: Jan 5, 2018

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron will host his next advice surgery today (Friday 5th) at People's Hall in Sedbergh from 3pm to 4pm.

    There is no need to book an appointment - you can simply turn up and speak to Tim.

    Tim said: "I would encourage any local residents who have any concerns they wish to raise with me to come along to the surgery today. I speak with a large number of constituents each week about the issues that affect them, and will always do my best to help".

  • Old Hutton power station plans
    Article: Jan 4, 2018

    Commenting on the news that local councillors have rejected plans for a gas power station near Old Hutton, local MP Tim Farron said:

    "This is a huge victory for the local community who've worked hard to fight the plans from the developers.

    "It is also a good and brave decision by the local council."

    "I opposed this plan because of the damage it would do to our landscape and to our local community.

  • Article: Jan 4, 2018

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has accused the Government of insulting local farmers after the DEFRA secretary Michael Gove called for a move away from "subsidies for inefficiency".

    Analysis based on DEFRA calculations shows that over 2500 of the nearly 7000 farms in the North West could end up going bust without government support payments.

  • Councillor Jon Owen
    Article: Jan 3, 2018

    The local Liberal Democrat team in Kendal are taking action to slow down speeding traffic on Windermere Road and Burneside Road.

    Local councillor Jon Owen has helped to set up a speedwatch group on Windermere Road so that local residents can learn how to use a hand-held speed monitoring device.

    Working with the police, local residents will be able to raise concerns about speeding traffic with more evidence to support their case.