SOUTH Lakes MP Tim Farron called for the establishment of a new cross-party group to bring forward a new deal to "fix" Britain’s social care system.

Speaking at Prime Minister's Questions, Mr Farron said: “This logjammed and underworked Parliament could become one of the best if we chose to work across party to fix our broken social care system.

“Through free votes, good will and hard work, we could design and then enact a new deal for social care that could give millions hope for the future.

“As one of her final acts as Prime Minister, will she commit to meet me and establish a cross party group so that we can bring this social care new deal to fruition?” In response, Theresa May said that it was important that Britain’s social care system had a sustainable future and that she hoped the Government would bring forward a social care green paper to Parliament for MPs to look at soon.