The South Lakes MP Tim Farron is calling on the Government to build a high speed rail link between Newcastle and Carlisle.
It follows a proposal earlier this week from the Chancellor to create one between Leeds and Manchester.
Tim Farron says that improving infrastructure in the North means thinking further than Manchester.
Parliament has been asked to consider building a high speed rail link between Newcastle and Carlisle, after the Chancellor promised one between Leeds and Manchester on Monday.
The line wouldn't be build for decades, with the link between London and Birmingham still a long way off from being started.
However, South Lakes MP Tim Farron says improving infrastructure in the north means thinking further than Manchester.
One of our region's MPs has been organizing football matches to try to get more young people to come along and discuss local issues. MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale Tim Farron has arranged a number of kickabouts followed by advice surgeries across his constituency in the South Lakes.
South Lakes MP, Tim Farron, has demanded that David Cameron protect the Westmorland General Hospital.
During Prime Minister's Questions Farron asked the Prime Mister to protect the hospital after it was announced that hospital bosses were thinking of 'gifting' the hospital to social enterprise.
It's claimed two whistle blowers said social enterprise is 'a euphemism' for a private company that already runs another NHS hospital.
Over 3,000 local residents have signed his 'Hands off our hospital' petition in less than a week.
The MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale, Tim Farron, says he has sent off a bid to NHS England to try to get a radiotherapy unit in Kendal.
It was thought that financial rules meant the town was too small to make a bid but last summer the health minister said it was possible.
MP Tim Farron has warned that street lights could be switched off in rural areas in Cumbria after a row over lamp posts.
In some cases, telecoms and electricity companies own the poles but the council owns the lights.
The firms want councils to buy the poles after healthy and safety fears about workers scaling them to check the lights.
The MP for South Lakes Tim Farron has welcomed figures released today which show that unemployment has fallen in South Lakeland.
According to figures released by the Office of National Statistics, Westmorland and Lonsdale's unemployment rate fell to just over one percent of the population aged 16 - 64.
This meant that there were 119 fewer claimants than in July 2012 and 10 fewer claimants than last month.
South Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed the announcement from the government that they are encouraging the marking and continued use of Westmorland and Cumberland.
A large number of counties were "administratively abolished" by the government in the Local Government Act 1972.
However, the Department of Communities and Local Government are to confirm that historic and traditional counties throughout England will remain.
Counties like Westmorland and Cumberland are now also officially recognised by the government.
Local MPs Tim Farron and Russell Brown have paid tribute to former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher who died this morning following a stroke:
Sad to hear about Thatcher. She was a pioneer for women in politics and changed the face of Britain
-@timfarron via Twitter
My sympathy and condolences to Margaret Thatcher's family. Britain's first woman Prime Minister and a hugely influential figure in politics
-@russellbrownmp via Twitter
So, was this week's Budget downbeat or aspirational?
Helen Ford is joined by MPs Helen Goodman, Anne McIntosh and Tim Farron to examine the state of the nation's finances, and the likely effect of the Chancellor's measures on us all.
You can see the full debate on the Budget - as well as analysis of welfare reforms that are about to be piloted in Cumbria - on Around The House with Helen Ford, tonight at 11.50pm on ITV.