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  • Article: Jul 7, 2020

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed the news that Sainsbury's will no longer go ahead with plans not to deliver to several customers in the South Lakes who have been shielding during the crisis.

    Last week, Tim was contacted by concerned residents in Natland, Heversham, Prizet and Crosthwaite after they were told by Sainsbury's that they would no longer be able to deliver food shopping to them because of access issues, despite already receiving several deliveries during lockdown.

  • Article: Jul 7, 2020

    Last week, local MP Tim Farron hosted a two-hour long Zoom call with residents in the South Lakes to discuss climate change.

    More than 40 local residents took part asking Tim questions on a range on environmental issues from moving to more reliance on renewable energy to making it easier for people to use more environmentally friendly modes of transport.

  • Article: Jul 3, 2020

    On the floor of the House of Commons this week, South Lakes MP Tim Farron urged the Government to invest in green infrastructure and jobs in Cumbria as part of the economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis.

    Speaking during a debate on the Finance Bill, Tim said: "We expect to see as few as 3,500 social rented homes built across the entire country this year, the lowest number in history. In my constituency alone, we have 3,000 people languishing on the housing list.

  • Article: Jul 3, 2020

    On the floor of the House of Commons this week, South Lakes MP Tim Farron urged the Government to support those people who are still missing out financial support during this crisis such as directors of small limited companies and people who have become recently self-employed in the last 12 months.

    Next week the Chancellor will unveil an emergency budget statement to tackle the threat of millions of job losses due to the coronavirus crisis.

  • Article: Jul 1, 2020

    Local MP Tim Farron will hosting another virtual Q&A session with constituents this Friday evening from 7pm.

    People can register for the Q&A by heading to www.timfarron.co.uk/virtualtownhall

    Tim said: "We had a fantastic Q&A session last month where I was asked about a broad range of topics from how we protect jobs during the crisis to how we can tackle the climate emergency.