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  • Article: Mar 26, 2021

    This week in Parliament, South Lakes MP Tim Farron praised the hard work and dedication of Cumbria's teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Speaking during an Education debate in Westminster Hall, Tim said: "Many people are reflecting-indeed, we all are-that 12 months has passed since the start of this pandemic. It is right to pay tribute to so many different people who have been public servants throughout that time, but it is also right to focus in particular today on the service provided by our teachers.

  • Article: Mar 26, 2021

    Tonight, South Lakes MP Tim Farron voted against Government plans to extend the Coronavirus Act until October.

    Speaking during the debate on the Coronavirus Act in the House of Commons, Tim said: "My great concern is that the Government's default, knee-jerk attempt to seek these draconian powers for a lengthier period is beginning to fit into a pattern. We saw the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill in this place just a week or so ago, under which the Government are seeking powers to incarcerate people for up to 10 years if they protest against the Government.

  • Article: Mar 24, 2021

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has warmly welcomed the news that the Government are set to close the loophole which allows owners of second homes from paying no council tax by falsely claiming they are holiday lets.

    In an announcement yesterday, the Treasury said it will now be tightening the rules so that second homeowners have to prove they have let properties out for at least 140 days per year.

  • Article: Mar 24, 2021

    In Parliament last night, South Lakes MP Tim Farron urged Government ministers to set out a roadmap for the reopening of outdoor education.

    Speaking during a Westminster Hall debate on Education After Covid-19, Tim said: "On February 22nd, which is now more than a month ago, the Prime Minister read out his roadmap for the unlocking of the country.

  • Article: Mar 24, 2021

    Local MP Tim Farron has secured a promise from the Government to launch a campaign to raise awareness of the Countryside Code from this Easter.

    Last summer, there were many reports of people not behaving responsibly in the Lake District - blocking roads with their cars, leaving litter and damaging wildlife.