Simon Fell welcomes winter social care funding

Today, the government has announced how much additional funding local authorities in England will receive to ease pressures over winter thanks to our balanced approach to the economy,  including £2,507,222 for Cumbria County Council.


Relief all round as bypass to ease A595 pinchpoint takes huge leap forward

Furness communities have been united in welcoming this week’s announcement from Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Transport, that a plan to upgrade the road at the notorious Dove Ford pinchpoint between Grizebeck and Kirkby-in-Furness on the A595 has been elevated to one of the UK’s top five

Victory for the A595 Grizebeck by-pass Campaign!

Simon Fell, Conservative Spokesman for Barrow and Furness, has welcomed today’s announcement by the Transport Secretary that work will begin to build a bypass at Grizebeck, providing relief for locals and commuters alike.


Labour’s not-so-secret plan to scrap Trident.

Labour’s not-so-secret plan to scrap Trident.


At Labour Party Conference in Liverpool on Monday, Senior Labour MP Fabian Hamilton laid bare his plans for the Dreadnought programme and Barrow’s shipyard.


Sponsored walk raises £515 for Downs Syndrome charity

On Sunday the 19th August a large group of Conservative party members were joined by their friends and relatives on a 5 mile sponsored walk organised by Cllr. Des English (County Councillor for Dalton South).

Simon Fell: £9 billion broadband boost for local businesses

Simon Fell has welcomed research showing that superfast broadband has boosted the turnover of local businesses across the UK by £9 billion.


This boost to the UK economy has created 49,000 local jobs, showing the clear benefits that superfast broadband provides.