South Lakes MP Tim Farron has signed a joint letter to the Justice Secretary challenging the recent decision to close Kendal Court.Read the full story ›
Current cannabis laws are failing and putting the public at risk, according to South Lakes MP and Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron.Read the full story ›
The Westmorland and Lonsdale MP is to outline why Britain is better off in the EU, at the Liberal Democrats Scottish Conference.Read the full story ›
Prime Minister David Cameron announced a £3million funding package to help repair the Lake District following December's floods.Read the full story ›
Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron says voting in favour of air strikes against so-called IS targets in Syria is the toughest decision he's ever had to take.
The Westmorland and Lonsdale MP released this video, explaining his decision:
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Westmorland and Lonsdale MP and Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron wants the Government to change the way it calculates police budgets, after it was found Cumbria Police could lose up to £31million.
He launched his campaign today after the policing minister had to delay cuts to police forces when an error was found in the calculations.
Tim Farron says a delay isn't good enough. He wants the cuts to be scrapped and he's asking people to sign a petition to that effect.
Tim Farron has made his first conference speech as Liberal Democrat leader.
The Westmorland and Lonsdale MP said May's General Election had been devastating for the party but that he would not let Liberal values be crushed overnight. He vowed to build the party back-up and make them ready for government again.
New Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has apologised after a post on his Twitter feed suggested gay people could be "cured".Read the full story ›
Cumbrian MP Tim Farron has been announced as the new leader of the Liberal Democrats.
Mr Farron, who has represented the South Lakeland constituency of Westmorland and Lonsdale since 2005, beat off the challenge of fellow MP Norman Lamb to win the ballot of party members with 56.5 per cent of the vote.
The result was announced on the party's Twitter account.
The leadership election had been called after former leader Nick Clegg stepped down in the wake of this year's General Election which saw the Liberal Democrats reduced from 56 to just eight seats.
Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron will find out today if he is to be the new leader of the Liberal Democrats.
The leadership ballot closes at 2pm and the result is expected to be announced on Twitter between 4pm and 5pm. The contest is a two-horse race between Mr Farron and Norman Lamb.
Mr Farron, who has been MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale since 2005, is running to replace former leader Nick Clegg who stepped down in the wake of this year's General Election which saw the Liberal Democrats reduced from 56 to just eight seats.