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  • Article: Apr 3, 2019

    Local MP Tim Farron has joined a cross-party group of 75 MPs in writing to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to ask the Government to make it a requirement that network operators enable roaming between providers to improve mobile coverage in rural areas.

    The Government has pledged to ensure that there is mobile coverage for 95% of the UK by 2022, but this will still leave many areas without a workable signal.

  • Tim with the BDA
    Article: Apr 3, 2019

    Local MP Tim Farron has met with the chair of the British Dental Association (BDA) Henrik Overgaard-Nielsen as part of his campaign to fix the ongoing dental crisis in the South Lakes.

    Recent research from the BDA found that South Cumbria is the worst area in the country for access to an NHS dentist, with people having to travel to either Maryport or Blackpool for their nearest available place.

  • Tim speaking during home office questions
    Article: Apr 2, 2019

    On the floor of the House of Commons this afternoon, Tim urged the Government to intervene to provide more police officers to keep Cumbria safe after a large increase in crime in the county.

    Speaking during Home Office questions, Tim said: "Cumbria saw a 27% increase in crime last year - that's the third biggest increase in the country.

  • Jon with local residents
    Article: Apr 1, 2019

    Local Liberal Democrat councillor Jon Owen has joined local residents in opposing a new housing development in Kendal which could lead to flooding problems in the area.

    The site at the top of Moore Field Close, north of High Sparrowmire, is currently green fields, and there are concerns that increased run-off could flood homes down the hill.

  • Article: Apr 1, 2019

    Local Liberal Democrat councillor Nick Cotton is urging Cumbria County Council to back plans for a zebra crossing by Booths in Kirkby Lonsdale to make it safer for local residents.

    Back in 2017, Nick allocated money from his highways budget to fund a study for the crossing and since then Kirkby Lonsdale Town Council has pledged £10,000 to the crossing and Nick has secured several other contributions.