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‘We’ve suffered heartbreak in the past and have come through the other side stronger and more united’ – MP issues rallying cry to Cumbria to stay at home to beat Coronavirus

March 25, 2020 1:22 PM

Commenting on last night's decision from the Government to put the UK in lockdown to try and prevent the spread of Coronavirus, South Lakes MP Tim Farron said:

"I strongly welcome the Prime Minister's statement last night and the measures he outlined to try and keep us all safe.

"I will continue to push Government to make sure that they provide as much clarity as humanly possible especially for those still unsure whether they should be travelling to work or not.

"But if we are to beat Coronavirus, then it's not just the Government that are having to step up to the plate - every single one of us needs to play our part too.

"Here in Cumbria, we've been through some horrendous hardships in recent times whether it was the heartbreak of Foot and Mouth or the devastation of Storm Desmond.

"But every time we've managed to come through the other side stronger and more united.

"These next few months are going to be tough - especially for our amazing NHS staff who are fighting day and night to keep us safe.

"But I'm determined that together we can make it through this.

"So let's stay at home and save lives."