People: Matty's Plan



(1) Support our Farmers:

Supporting profitable farming businesses, enhancing food security, and safeguarding the future of the British agriculture sector are key objectives.

  • Advocating for increased investment in productivity schemes i.e. the Improving Farming Productivity Grant.
  • Support rural infrastructure upgrades, like road enhancements, expanded broadband access, and the modernisation of agricultural facilities. 
  • Acknowledging the significance of mental health, our plan places farmers' well-being at the forefront. 
  • We will oppose any policy that undermines the agricultural importance of our region and I will campaign for support that empowers our farmers to sustainably produce the essential food we rely on.

(2) Deliver Better Local NHS Services:

Ensure the NHS provides the best facilities. Support and develop initiatives to address mental health issues and improve access to mental health services in Westmorland and Lonsdale. 

  • We are fully committed to strengthening and funding our NHS to ensure that every resident in Westmorland and Lonsdale has access to essential healthcare services.
  • As part of this commitment, I am actively advocating for the provision of free staff parking at Westmorland General Hospital.
  • It's crucial to prioritise both resident access to care and support for NHS staff.

(3) Prioritise Local Values and Champion the Work of Local Charities:

We need Conservative leadership at both the local authority and parliamentary levels to champion local values.

  • Emphasise building a resilient economy and empowering communities to pave the way for a brighter future in Westmorland and Lonsdale.
  • Support local charities and initiatives to strengthen community bonds and address local needs effectively.