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  • Tim at Kendal Lymphology Centre
    Article: Jun 13, 2018

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has written to the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, urging him to provide long-term certainty for lymphology centres by funding them directly by NHS England.

    Currently over 240,000 people in the UK are living with lymphoedema, which, if not properly treated, can lead to traumatic complications such as limb amputations.

  • Tim Farron Parliament Speech DEFRA
    Article: Jun 12, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron has today called for the Transport Secretary to explain himself after misleading the House over the suspension of trains on the Lakes Line in Cumbria.

    Last Monday, Chris Grayling said he would not allow the closure of the Lakes Line to be extended by Northern Rail.

    But on Friday, a spokesperson from the Department for Transport said that they would not be objecting to the rail company's request to close the line for a further two weeks.

  • Arnside beach clean
    Article: Jun 12, 2018

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron joined forces with local residents on Friday afternoon to help clean up the foreshore in Arnside.

    The event was jointly organised by Tim and LOVEmyBeach, the North West campaign for cleaner beaches and seas.

    Over the two hours, volunteers collected around 40 kilos worth of rubbish on the shoreline.

  • Lakes Line walk
    Article: Jun 11, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron joined dozens of frustrated commuters on Saturday to protest the temporary closure of the Lakes Line.

    The protestors marched along the route of the 12-mile line from Windermere station to Oxenholme station calling at every station in between to gather support to strip Northern Rail of its franchise.

  • Article: Jun 11, 2018

    Commenting on the news that Northern have asked to extend the initial two-week closure of the Lakes Line for a further two weeks, local MP Tim Farron said:

    "The Transport Secretary made a promise to me in the House of Commons on Monday that he would not accept any bid to extend the suspension of rail services on the Lakes Line.