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  • Tim with Chris Philp
    Article: Nov 4, 2019

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has called on the Government to restore access to justice for local residents.

    At a meeting with justice minister Chris Philp, Tim raised various issues caused by the closure of Kendal court in 2017. Solicitors and victims of crime now have to travel to Barrow Magistrates Court - a journey of well over an hour by public transport.

  • Tim alongside campaigners at Preston New Road
    Article: Nov 2, 2019

    Commenting on the news that the Government have announced a temporary ban on fracking in the UK, local MP Tim Farron said:

    "The Government's decision for a temporary suspension on fracking is testament to the tireless work of campaigners - it was a pleasure to join them at the fracking site at Preston New Road last year.

  • Article: Nov 2, 2019

    Commenting on the reports this evening that the Government have given the go-ahead to a new coal mine in West Cumbria, Liberal Democrat MP Tim Farron said:

    "The Government's decision to approve a new coal mine in Cumbria is a massive kick in the teeth in the fight to tackle climate change.

    "Cumbria has so many renewable resources to provide energy - water, wind and solar - and we should most definitely not be taking the backwards step of opening a new coal mine.

  • Article: Oct 29, 2019

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron urged the Government to make rural bus services in Cumbria a major part of the Northern Powerhouse.

    Speaking during his debate in Westminster Hall this afternoon, Tim said: "The concept of the northern powerhouse is great. But from Cumbria's perspective, it's not much of a powerhouse, and it's not very northern…

  • Tim at Rosemere
    Article: Oct 28, 2019

    Local MP Tim Farron used the debate on the Queen's Speech to once again make the case for a radiotherapy unit at Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal.

    Speaking in the House of Commons, Tim said: "An older lady called Liz diagnosed with skin cancer told me, again not very long ago, that she was choosing to decline the radiotherapy treatment that had been recommended by her oncologist. Why? Because of her age, she just could not cope with the journey. So Liz made the conscious choice to have a shorter life because the journey that she would have to take to get the treatment was too long.