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Farron appointed Lib Dem rural affairs spokesman

The first team of principal spokespersons is made up of 29 members Credit: PA

Vince Cable, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, has appointed Tim Farron to be in his first team of principal spokespersons.

Farron, the former leader, will take up a new position looking to regenerate the north of England. He will also lead on rural affairs.

Vince Cable said:

I am fortunate to lead such a great, gender-balanced team, which is comprised of the most talented and promising politicians in the House of Commons and battle-hardened, experienced campaigners. The team has a wealth of senior ministerial experience."

– Vince Cable, Leader, Liberal Democrats

Tim Farron urges families to join organ donor register

On average, three people die each day in need of a transplant Credit: Office of Tim Farron

Tim Farron is calling for more families in the South Lakes to join the organ donor register. This follows his visit to a donation stand at Westmorland General Hospital at the start of Organ Donor Week.

On average, three people die each day in need of a transplant because of a lack of registered organ donors. As of last week, there were over 6,000 people in need of a new organ.

Although we should be proud of the huge numbers of people in the South Lakes that signed up to be organ donor, the number of people who die every year because they can’t find a donor is still far too high.

I am calling on everyone who has not signed up to join the organ donor register today. It is quick and easy to do, but could well be the difference between life and death for someone.”

– Tim Farron, MP

Tim Farron MP to hold public surgery in Kendal

Tim Farron MP will hold a public surgery on Saturday 29 July Credit: PA

Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron is set to hold a public advice surgery on Saturday 29 July, from 10am to 11am.

People who wish to attend the surgery at the South Lakes Foyer in Kendal, don't need to book an appointment.

I would encourage any local residents who have any concerns they wish to raise with me to come along to the surgery on Saturday. I speak with a large number of constituents each week about the issues that affect them, and will always do my best to help.”

– Tim Farron MP
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