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World Heritage Status For The Lake District

EDM number 150 in 2017-19, proposed by Timothy Farron on 11/07/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Countryside and Environmental protection.

That this House congratulates all those involved in the Lake District National Park on being awarded world heritage site status by Unesco; recognises the efforts made over many years by the Lake District National Park Partnership who put together the successful bid; echoes the praise given by Unesco's award winning committee for the area's beauty, farming and inspiration it has provided to artists and writers; notes that the Lake District is the UK's first national park to win world heritage status; acknowledges however, that the Lake District is Britain's most populated national park; and therefore further notes the need to ensure that the park provides flexibility for local communities to provide affordable homes for local people, support farming and give local businesses the ability to gain a foothold and grow; and to this end, calls for the Government to consider introducing direct elections to the national park to ensure that the views and interests of local communities are not overlooked.

This motion has been signed by a total of 10 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Tim Farron11/07/2017Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratProposed
Jim Shannon13/07/2017StrangfordDUPSeconded
Jim Cunningham13/07/2017Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Chris Stephens17/07/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Stephen Hepburn17/07/2017JarrowLabourSeconded
David Simpson17/07/2017Upper BannDUPSeconded
Tony Lloyd18/07/2017Signed
David Linden18/07/2017Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Vincent Cable20/07/2017TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
David Crausby20/07/2017Bolton North EastLabourSigned

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