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  • Tim at Rosemere
    Article: Oct 28, 2019

    Local MP Tim Farron used the debate on the Queen's Speech to once again make the case for a radiotherapy unit at Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal.

    Speaking in the House of Commons, Tim said: "An older lady called Liz diagnosed with skin cancer told me, again not very long ago, that she was choosing to decline the radiotherapy treatment that had been recommended by her oncologist. Why? Because of her age, she just could not cope with the journey. So Liz made the conscious choice to have a shorter life because the journey that she would have to take to get the treatment was too long.

  • Tim and the Western Dales Bus team
    Article: Oct 25, 2019

    Local MP Tim Farron will lead a debate in Parliament next Tuesday on the future of rural bus services in Cumbria.

    It comes as a new report from The Campaign for Better Transport found that more than 3,000 bus services in Britain have been lost or reduced in the past decade, after Government slashed funding by nearly £400 million.

  • Tim and councillors Ian Wharton and Tracy Coward
    Article: Oct 25, 2019

    Local MP Tim Farron has welcomed the decision from Barclays to scrap plans to prevent customers from withdrawing cash at their local post office.

    Tim had written to the Chief Executive numerous of times on behalf of constituents over the past two weeks, and yesterday in the House of Commons urged the Chancellor to "stand up to Barclays and demand that it remains part of that Post Office scheme".

  • Tim speaking during the debate on Bovine TB in cattle
    Article: Oct 23, 2019

    In Parliament this morning, local MP Tim Farron raised concerns that Cumbrian farmers could be wiped out if the Government continues with its plans to remove a payment scheme which is considered to be a lifeline by many.

    The Government's current proposal is to phase out the Basic Payment Scheme from 2021 and replace it with the Environmental Land Management Scheme from 2024, meaning there will be three years where local farmers lose a huge chunk of their income.

  • Tim with Age UK
    Article: Oct 22, 2019

    Local MP Tim Farron has welcomed the announcement from NHS England that they are launching a wholescale national review into the patient transport system.

    Last year Tim introduced a bill which called for the Government to conduct a full-scale review of patient journey times for elderly people across the country, as part of Age UK's 'Painful Journeys' campaign.