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  • Edgelands Run
    Article: Oct 7, 2019

    On Saturday, local MP Tim Farron joined parents, staff and students from Storth Primary School for 8 miles of their 'Edgelands Run'.

    The run, which started from Fleetwood and ended at Walney Island, is part of the campaign to raise money for a new classroom at the school which has doubled in size over the last five years.

  • Tim and WASPI campaigners
    Article: Oct 7, 2019

    Commenting on today's news that the High Court have ruled that state pension age changes for women were not discriminatory, South Lakes MP Tim said: "This is extremely sad news.

    "However, this judicial review has held up the ombudsman case which must now begin immediately.

    "The Government must agree to honour whatever the result of that case.

  • DCMS questions
    Article: Oct 7, 2019

    On the floor of the House of Commons this morning, local MP Tim Farron urged the Government to rethink plans which would make it much harder for businesses in the Lake District to recruit staff.

    Back in July, Tim led a group of hospitality leaders, including representatives from Lake District Country House, Windermere Lake Cruises and Mountain Goat Tours, to meet with the immigration minister to make the case for the current proposed threshold of £30,000 to be lowered.

  • Tim speaking during the debate on community pharmacies
    Article: Oct 2, 2019

    Today in Parliament, local MP Tim Farron strongly urged the Government to intervene to protect pharmacies that are in danger of going out of business because of significant reductions in payments for prescriptions by NHS England

    Speaking during a Westminster Hall debate on community pharmacies, Tim said: "Often, the money that pharmacies receive from the NHS does not even cover the cost of the drugs being dispensed.

  • Treasury Questions - Westmorland General Hospital
    Article: Oct 2, 2019

    On the floor of the House of Commons this afternoon, South Lakes MP Tim Farron pushed the Government to end the heartless fines being imposed on the area's local NHS trust.

    NHS trusts get charged interest on loans they take from the Government, resulting in University Morecambe Bay NHS Trust being robbed of over £4m over the past three years because of underfunding of rural trusts.