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MP welcomes Westmorland flag win!

January 18, 2012 2:56 PM

Flag of WestmorlandSouth Lakes MP Tim Farron has teamed up with campaigners aiming to get the flag of Westmorland flying around the old county.

After lobbying by the Westmorland Association, the Flag Institute, which is the body responsible for the national registry ofUKflags, has formally registered a flag for the historiccountyofWestmorland. The flag's design is based on the banner of arms of the former Westmorland County Council.

It's hoped that the new flag will become a recognised symbol for theSouthLakes, adorning buildings and merchandise, being displayed at county events and adopted by the county's sports teams, much as the St Andrew's Cross does inScotland.

Commenting, Tim said: "I'd like to congratulate the Westmorland Association for successfully registering the flag. I hope that it will be enthusiastically adopted by all of us who are lucky enough to live and work in this amazing area. I look forward to seeing it flying high when I am travelling around the South Lakes!"