‘Climate change doesn’t stop at Scafell Pike’ – MP hits back at Mayor. SOUTH Lakes MP Tim Farron has hit back after Copeland’s elected mayor told him to “butt out” of West Cumbria. The member for Westmorland and Lonsdale has raised political hackles in the region after wading into the debate on plans for a £165m undersea mine 50 miles from his constituency. West Cumbria Mining has been permission to extract coking coal off the coast of St Bees, with a processing plant on the former Marchon site at Kells. But Mr Farron has written to James Brokenshire, secretary of state for housing, communities and local government, asking him to ‘call in’ the county council planning decision to support the mine.
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