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  • Tim with this year's winner of the Christmas card competition
    Article: Dec 7, 2018

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has announced the winner of his annual Christmas card competition.

    He presented the first prize to Ellie Taylor, aged 7, at Heron Hill Primary School this morning.

    The card will be sent to over 40,000 homes across Tim's constituency.

    Alice Baddeley, aged 6, of Leven Valley Primary School in Backbarrow came second in the competition, whilst third place went to Megan Harris, aged 8, of St Oswald's CE Primary School in Burneside.

  • Article: Dec 7, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron has slammed Cumbria Partnership NHS Trust for leaving the future of mental health services in the south of the county in limbo.

    In a statement released today, the Trust announced that, while agreeing to transfer mental health and learning disability services in the north of the county to Northumberland NHS Trust, they have decided to "delay judgement" on the future of those services in South Cumbria.

  • Tim at Rosemere
    Article: Dec 5, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron has slammed the Government for "dragging its feet" over plans for the future of radiotherapy.

    A consultation into improvements to radiotherapy services across the UK by NHS England closed back in January.

    But nearly a year on the Government are still yet to respond.

    Tim encouraged local residents to take part in the consultation to make the case for improved access to radiotherapy centres and for a satellite unit to be brought to Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal.

  • Tim at the mental health debate in Parliament
    Article: Dec 5, 2018

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron called for a mental health worker to be allocated to every school in Cumbria to help tackle issues from an early age.

    During the debate in Parliament, Tim said that currently 10% of schoolchildren have a diagnosable mental illness.

    Tim's call comes on the same day that he is due to present a petition to Parliament calling for more funding for preventative mental health care.

  • Tim with local residents near Levens after Storm Desmond in 2015
    Article: Dec 4, 2018

    On the eve of the third anniversary of Storm Desmond hitting the South Lakes, local MP Tim Farron has tabled a motion in Parliament calling for the Government to stop dragging their feet over flood defences.

    Tim said: "Almost three years to the day that Storm Desmond devastated our communities, and the Government's Environment Agency have only just submitted their plans for the River Kent to the local council - that is simply not good enough.