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  • Article: Sep 7, 2021

    Local MP Tim Farron has told a major public inquiry that if plans are approved for a new coal mine in Cumbria it will "squander" the UK's ability to lead on climate change ahead of COP26 later this year.

    On the first day of the public inquiry into the mine, Tim said that opening a new coal mine would go against the steel industry's move to decarbonisation and implored the Government to be investing in renewable jobs in Cumbria instead.

  • Article: Sep 7, 2021

    In the House of Commons last night, South Lakes MP Tim Farron urged the Vaccines Minister to publish guidance which will stop care home managers having to make thousands of workers redundant next week.

    From November 11th, care home workers who have not received both doses of the covid-19 vaccine will no longer be allowed to work in the sector - giving them just nine days to get their first jab.

  • Article: Sep 6, 2021

    Local MP Tim Farron has joined over 100 cross-party MPs in writing to the Environment Secretary George Eustice, urging the Government to introduce a ban on the sale and import of animal fur.

    Despite banning fur farming in 2000, the UK currently allows imports of tens of millions of pounds of animal fur every year.

  • Article: Sep 6, 2021

    This morning, local MP Tim Farron met with bosses from Airbnb to challenge them on the worrying rise of local people and families evicted from their home in the Lake District so that their landlord can turn it into a holiday let.

    During the meeting, Tim urged Airbnb to publicly declare that they will not accept onto their books any properties where the landlord had made the property available by getting rid of the local people or family who lived there under a section 21 no-fault eviction.

  • Article: Sep 3, 2021

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed this morning's announcement that dognappers are set to face tougher penalties under plans to make pet abduction a standalone criminal offence.

    Theft of a pet is currently treated as a loss of an owner's property, and campaigners say this does not properly reflect the emotional trauma of losing a cherished animal.