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  • Tim at ban shock dog collar event in Parliament
    Article: Mar 7, 2018

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has called for the ban on electric shock dog collars to be extended across the UK.

    Tim was speaking at an event organised by various welfare and veterinary groups in Parliament yesterday.

    The event gave MPs an opportunity to call upon the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, to open a consultation on banning the sale and use of these cruel and unnecessary devices.

  • Tim presenting the youth mental health petition to Andrew Bennett
    Article: Mar 6, 2018

    Health bosses in South Cumbria have today agreed to provide out-of-hours mental health services for young people, following a campaign by local MP Tim Farron.

    Currently in the north of the county the crisis team is available from 9-8, with a weekend service running from 10-1.

    However, young people in the South Lakes can only access the specialist mental health crisis team from 9-5 on weekdays.

  • Tim and David Ramsden
    Article: Mar 5, 2018

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has written to the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, urging him to ensures people with cystic fibrosis get access to new precision medicines which are currently available in Europe, but not in the UK.

    Last week Tim attended a parliamentary roundtable event to bring together parliamentarians, the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and drug maker Vertex Pharmaceuticals to discuss access to Orkambi and other new precision medicines as they become available.

  • Tim with Age UK
    Article: Mar 5, 2018

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron will step up his campaign to improve hospital journeys for older people by introducing a Presentation Bill in the House of Commons tomorrow (6th March).

    The Hospital Patients (Transport) Bill calls for the Government to conduct a full-scale review of patient journey times for elderly people across the country.

  • Tim at Heron Hill Care Home
    Article: Mar 2, 2018

    On Thursday (1st March) local MP Tim Farron officially opened the new bar and post office at Heron Hill Care Home in Kendal

    This follows a positive week for the care home, with the latest CQC inspection taking it out of special measures and its kitchen staff being awarded South Lakeland District Council's Healthier Menus award.