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  • 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.

  • Article: Dec 4, 2018

    Commenting on the damning report from the Commons Transport Select Committee which blames the Transport Secretary Chris Grayling for the meltdown of rail timetables over the summer, South Lakes MP Tim Farron said:

    "I fully agree with the Committee's conclusion that the Transport Secretary's failure to act was instrumental to the chaos on our railways.

  • Article: Dec 4, 2018

    Today (4th December), local MP Tim Farron will present a petition to Parliament, which calls for the Government to properly invest in preventative mental health care for young people in Cumbria.

    Back in 2015, the coalition Government made a spending promise of £25m per year for Cumbria's public health budget, but the Conservative Government broke this promise and now allocates £7m less than originally promised for the county.

  • Tim outside Kendal post office
    Article: Dec 4, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron has hit out at the Conservative Government after they endorsed the closure of Kendal Post Office.

    Tim wrote to the minister responsible for post offices, Kelly Tolhurst MP, to make the case that relocation into the much smaller WHSmith would lead to a reduction in services and would create significant problems for people who need disabled access.

  • Tim at Windermere station
    Article: Nov 29, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron has written to the Prime Minister, Theresa May, urging her to intervene over the current crisis on the railways in Cumbria.

    The long-running dispute between the RMT and Northern Rail over driver-only trains has resulted in virtually no service for 14 consecutive Saturdays.

    Last night, Transport for the North said they did not support removing the second member of staff from trains and called for the issue to be resolved immediately.