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  • Tim at Windermere station
    Article: Jul 1, 2019

    Local MP Tim Farron has welcomed the arrival of brand-new trains on the Furness and Lakes lines this morning.

    The South Cumbrian lines were two of the first lines in the country to see the new trains, with the rest set to be rolled out across the Northern franchise over the coming months.

    Each of the new trains features free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, plug sockets at every seat and customer information/media screens with real-time information. They are also more spacious for customers and are more accessible with spaces for wheelchairs and cycles.

  • Tim with pupils from Grasmere school
    Article: Jul 1, 2019

    This week local MP Tim Farron welcomed campaigners from across Cumbria to Parliament as part of a mass lobby urging MPs to address the climate crisis.

    Tim held a Q&A with dozens of members of the Cumbria Wildlife Trust and heard impassioned speeches from year 6 pupils from Grasmere school on a range of environmental issues from cutting down on single-use plastics to the need to protect wildlife.

  • 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.