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  • Article: Jan 15, 2021

    Commenting on today's news that a Supreme Court ruling is set to force insurers to pay out on disputed coronavirus claims, local MP Tim Farron said: "It's almost a year since my office was inundated with desperate local businesses who were being thrown to the wolves by insurance companies refusing to pay out.

  • Article: Jan 15, 2021

    In Parliament this week, South Lakes MP Tim Farron made the case for the Government to publish the latest vaccination figures for every local authority and postcode.

    Speaking during a Westminster Hall debate, Tim said: "I want to emphasise the importance of data, so that we can hold the Government to account.

  • Article: Jan 14, 2021

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has written to DEFRA Secretary George Eustice urging him to intervene after local fishermen were told they will no longer be able to sell to their biggest market for the next four months.

    Fishermen in the South Cumbrian village of Flookburgh earn much of their living by harvesting cockles and mussels from Morecambe Bay and selling them to France.

  • Article: Jan 14, 2021

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has put his name to a new Parliamentary Bill to abolish business rates to save jobs and businesses on the high street.

    The Abolition of Business Rates Bill was introduced to Parliament this week by Thirsk and Malton MP Kevin Hollinrake, with the intention of creating a more level playing field between online retail giants and local high street businesses.

  • Article: Jan 13, 2021

    This afternoon, South Lakes MP Tim told the Government not to go ahead with plans to reorganise local councils in Cumbria in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Speaking during an Urgent Question in the House of Commons about this year's local elections, Tim said: "I am personally very keen to have elections in May and even keener that the Government make the decision now and stick to it. Clarity is important to stop the uncertainty that leads to instability within local authorities up and down the country.