Farron welcomes Scottish no vote
South Lakes MP and President of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron has welcomed the news that Scotland voted no to independence. This morning in Kendal Tim said:
"I'm delighted that Scotland has said a firm no to separation. I was glad to play a small role in campaigning to save the union. I think Independence would have been bad for Scotland and bad for Cumbria. It would have affected everything from the NHS to business to buses and most things in between.
"Westminster's foundations have been shook by the debate and the ramifications have been felt here in Cumbria too. The next challenge is to make sure we devolve powers from Westminster down to communities like Windermere and throughout the South Lakes."
Tim yesterday was campaigning in the Borders with Michael Moore MP, Jim Hume MSP and dozens of Better Together activists.