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  • Tim meeting with the immigration minister
    Article: Jul 1, 2019

    This week, South Lakes MP Tim Farron led a group of hospitality leaders to meet with immigration minister Caroline Nokes to ask her to scrap plans which would make it much harder to recruit staff.

    In the Government's new immigration bill, people from outside the UK will only be able to get a work visa if they find a job which pays at least £30,000 a year.

  • Tim with health minister Seema Kennedy
    Article: Jun 27, 2019

    Yesterday, local MP Tim Farron presented the business case for a satellite radiotherapy unit at Westmorland General Hospital during a meeting with the health minister Seema Kennedy.

    The minister expressed concern about the distance that patients in South Cumbria currently have to travel for life-saving cancer treatment and promised to ask NHS England, who commission the service, to meet with Tim to take this forward.

  • Tim with local residents and councillors on the A684
    Article: Jun 27, 2019

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron and local Liberal Democrat councillors are backing residents campaigning to reduce the speed limit on the A684 Singleton Park Road in Kendal.

    Residents want the 40mph extending beyond the railway bridge, and the old unmaintained footpath repairing. The move comes after numerous accidents and near misses.

  • Tim at a school
    Article: Jun 27, 2019

    Local MP Tim Farron has signed a cross-party letter calling for Theresa May to plug the funding gaps faced by local schools as one of her final acts as Prime Minister.

    Last week, the Institute for Fiscal Studies estimated that a one-off increase of £1.8bn was the minimum required to ensure there is sufficient funding to meet the cost pressures faced by schools.

  • Tim with Stephen Hammond MP
    Article: Jun 25, 2019

    Local MP Tim Farron has welcomed the news that more emergency ambulances are set to come to the North West.

    Last month, Tim met with the health minister Stephen Hammond to raise the need for more ambulances for the South Lakes.

    Following the meeting, Mr Hammond wrote to Tim saying that "in response to the concerns about ambulance response times, North West Ambulance Service have undertaken a wide-ranging review of how response can be improved" and are now "working on implementing a programme of improvement actions, including procuring additional emergency ambulances".