News

MP commemorates anniversary of the Battle of the Somme

Local MP Tim Farron submitted an Early Day Motion yesterday to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. The EDM also recognises and acknowledges the vital work of the Royal British Legion today in supporting ex-service men and women. The EDM has already attracted signatures from cross-party MPs.

15 Mar 2006
View

MP to meet with traffic concerned traders

Local MP Tim Farron is concerned about the lack of consultation with traders and local residents over the traffic changes currently underway in Kendal and with the apparent lack of co-ordination of the work.

14 Mar 2006
View

MP pleased at OFT proposals for grocery market - but asks 'what about the farmers'?

Local MP Tim Farron has expressed his delight at the OFT proposal to ask the Competition Commission to conduct an investigation of the UK grocery market. Tim has given his full support to such a decision. If the proposal goes ahead, the commission will examine the effect of large supermarkets on local grocery suppliers. In particular, the Competition Commission will look at:

14 Mar 2006
View

New Liberal Democrat leader promotes

The new leader of the Liberal Democrats, Sir Menzies Campbell has today promoted local MP Tim Farron to become his first Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS). As Sir Menzies' PPS, Tim will be responsible for ensuring that Sir Menzies is kept well informed of backbench opinion and for advising him on current developments within the Parliamentary Party at Westminster.

8 Mar 2006
View

MP vows to keep pressure on PM

Tim Farron has today vowed to keep up the pressure on the Prime Minister after the Prime Minister failed to answer the question Tim put to him during Prime Ministers Questions. Tim asked the Prime Minister to act urgently to stop shared ownership properties from being entirely bought out, a process which is eroding the stock of affordable houses in the South Lakes.

8 Mar 2006
View

MP questions Prime Minister

More local people could afford to buy a house in South Lakeland if the Prime Minister agrees to a request by MP Tim Farron at Prime Minister's Questions tomorrow (Wednesday). Tim has been drawn first in the line-up for PMQs.

7 Mar 2006
View