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  • Tim Farron at the Penrith Auction Mart
    Article: Sep 21, 2020

    This week South Lakes MP Tim Farron voted against Government measures which could lead to the governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland being able to undercut Cumbrian farmers.

    The Internal Market Bill, which has been heavily criticised for breaking international law, would enforce the lowest common denominator in goods and services across the United Kingdom. This means that farmers in Cumbria would be forced to lower their animal welfare, food or environmental standards if one of the devolved administrations decided to lower theirs.

  • Tim with Cumbria Tourism's Gill Haigh
    Article: Sep 17, 2020

    Latest Cumbria Tourism research reveals that business confidence levels are plummeting as the industry heads towards winter - prompting renewed calls for a winter package to support the county's tourism industry and save jobs.

    This latest research follows a petition launched earlier this summer by Cumbria Tourism alongside Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron, who represents the constituency with the highest density of tourism and hospitality businesses in Cumbria. The petition highlighted the growing need for greater financial support and has since received cross-Parliamentary backing from MPs both in Cumbria and country-wide, as well as the Lake District National Park, the Tourism Alliance and other visitor destinations across England.

  • Article: Sep 17, 2020

    Local MP Tim Farron has written to the Health Secretary urging him to intervene after local residents have been advised to travel as far away as Edinburgh Airport to be tested for COVID-19.

    It comes after leaked Government documents revealed that the UK faces a backlog of 185,000 COVID-19 tests.

    Throughout the pandemic, several laboratories have been in touch with Tim offering their capacity to help but each request has been ignored by the Department for Health.

  • Article: Sep 15, 2020

    On the floor of the House of Commons this afternoon, South Lakes MP Tim Farron secured the agreement of Health Secretary Matt Hancock to meet with members of the Catch Up With Cancer campaign amid fears of a national cancer emergency.

    It comes as new analysis from the charity Action Radiotherapy reveals that the backlog of cancer patients still waiting for potentially life-saving treatment could be as high as 100,000.

  • Tim speaking during the debate on Operation Yellowhammer
    Article: Sep 14, 2020

    On the floor of the House of Commons this afternoon, South Lakes MP Tim Farron urged ministers to support a compensation package for the three million workers who have been excluded from the Government's COVID-19 financial support schemes.

    Speaking during Work and Pensions Questions, Tim said: "There are around 4,500 people in my constituency in South Cumbria, three million across the country who have been excluded from any COVID-specific support whatsoever over the last six months.