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Farron spends first day after leadership touring constituency villages

July 21, 2017 4:55 PM

Summer TourAfter officially standing down as leader of the Liberal Democrats yesterday afternoon, Tim Farron today spent his first day after the leadership starting his Summer Tour of local villages.

Tim visited Milnthorpe, Arnside, Storth and Beetham today, to meet local residents and hear about the issues they face.

Tim officially resigned as leader yesterday afternoon, handing over the Lib Dem leadership to former Business Secretary Vince Cable MP.

Tim said: "One of the great advantages of standing down as leader is that I can give my undivided attention to my constituency, and to the issues facing local people.

"It was great to start my annual Summer Tour today with visits to villages in the south of the constituency. Thanks for the lovely welcome everywhere!

"Over the next week I'll be visiting the smaller villages across the South Lakes where I don't usually hold surgeries. Please do come along to discuss any issues you have, or just to say hello!"

The rest of Tim's Summer Tour schedule is as follows:

Tuesday 25th July
Grasmere Weavers 09:00 to 09:45
Ambleside Post Office 10:00 to 11:00
Troutbeck Village Shop and Tea Room 11:30 to 12:00
Windermere Post Office 12:15 to 13:15
Kentmere Post Office 14:00 to 14:45
The Beehive, Staveley 15:15 to 16:00
The Jolly Anglers Inn, Burneside 16:15 to 16:45

Friday 28th July
Wilson Arms, Torver 09:30 to 10:00
Coniston Artisan 10:15 to 10:45
Langdale Co-op, Chapel Stile 11:15 to 11:45
Hawkshead Post Office 12:15 to 12:45
Eagle's Head, Satterthwaite 13:30 to 14:00
Leven Valley Stores, Backbarrow 14:30 to 15:00
Lindale Post Office 15:30 to 16:00
Witherslack Village Shop 16:15 to 16:45

Tuesday 29th August
The Green, Natland 09:00 to 10:00
Sedgwick Village Hall 10:15 to 10:45
Central Stores, Levens 11:00 to 11:45
Grange Library 12:00 to 13:00
Allithwaite Post Office 14:00 to 14:30
Cockles Convenience Store, Flookburgh 14:45 to 15:15
Londis, Cark 15:30 to 16:00
Cartmel Village Shop 16:30 to 17:00

Friday 1st September
Mini Market, Sedbergh 09:00 to 10:00
Dent Stores 10:30 to 11:00
Barbon Village Hall 11:30 to 12:00
Holy Trinity Church, Casterton 12:15 to 12:45