Government misled local people over Lakes Line electrification

Commenting on the revelations from the National Audit Office’s investigation into the Department for Transport’s decision to cancel the electrification of the Lakes Line, local MP Tim Farron said, “Today’s revelations completely dispel the Government’s made up excuses that electrification was cancelled to protect the Lake District’s environment or because it wouldn’t deliver any benefits to passengers. “The simple truth is […]

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365 more days to stop Brexit

We’re launching the BIGGEST most AMBITIOUS campaign the Liberal Democrats have ever run outside an election. Why? Quite simply, we want to stop Brexit. And why now? Well, it’s a year since Theresa May’s calamitous government triggered ‘Article 50’, formally starting the process for the UK to leave the EU. A UK torn apart from its closest friends and neighbours […]

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Health minister has turned his back on local community pharmacies

Tim Farron MP

Cumbria’s Lib Dem MP Tim Farron has hit out at the Government after they refused to intervene to help save under-threat local community pharmacies. Many community pharmacies in the South Lakes are in danger of going out of business because of reductions in payments for prescriptions by NHS England. Often, the money pharmacies receive from the NHS doesn’t even cover the […]

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MP slams Government decision to reject flood defence plans

South Lakes MP Tim Farron has accused the Government of turning their backs on Windermere after it was announced that they had snubbed plans for new flood defences in the area. The Environment Agency had proposed a number of flood relief schemes for the town as well as at the lake at Bowness and at Backbarrow, but these plans were […]

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Government suffers a double defeat over plans to put in place a domestic nuclear safeguards regime after leaving the European Union.

Tory administration accused of “playing Russian roulette” with the UK’s energy security by quitting Euratom. During report stage of the Nuclear Safeguards Bill in the House of Lords, peers backed by 265 votes to 194, majority 71, a call to delay Britain leaving Euratom if no alternative agreements were in place in the run-up to Brexit day. The government was dealt a […]

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