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Liberal Democrat MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale
- Entered Parliament on 5 May 2005 — General election
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Tim Farron voted on key issues:
- Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately for a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Voted strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Health, Communities and Local Government, Treasury, Home Department
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Agriculture: Subsidies, Departmental Food, Food, Hill Farming, Police
(based on written questions asked by Tim Farron and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Identity Cards Bill Committee (4 out of 11)
- Agricultural Wages Board (24 Apr 2013)
“I deal with about 9,000 pieces of casework a year and I have not had a single farm worker write to me on the issue, which is surprising, but not when we think that the overwhelming majority of livestock farmers and dairy farmers in places like ours do not employ anybody, because they themselves are so hard up and are probably existing on significantly less then the minimum wage, considering...”
- Prime Minister: Engagements (24 Apr 2013)
“The Prime Minister will be aware that last week, three people in Cumbria were arrested for apparently blowing the whistle in the public interest over the actions of the police commissioner. Does he agree that that is a threat to freedom of speech and an outrage in a democratic society, and will he intervene to ensure there is an independent investigation?”
- Written Answers — Treasury: Non-Domestic Rates: Third Sector (17 Apr 2013)
“To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give consideration to changing the rules about business rate discounts for charitable and non-profit organisations to offer a 100 per cent discount through Government funding in order to prevent local councils being forced to reject applications for discretionary rates due to council budget restraints.”
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- Has spoken in 27 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 46 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 59.54% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 5 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 125 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 7 May 2013. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05||2003/04||2002/03||2001/02|
|Staying away from main home||£23,484 (114th)||£23,050 (176th)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£17,919|
|Office running costs||£22,815 (91st)||£25,617 (45th)||£22,190 (178th)||£24,441|
|Staffing costs||£99,583 (180th)||£81,776 (501st)||£85,519 (277th)||£79,639|
|Communications Allowance||£10,290 (204th)||£8,655 (300th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£14,384 (84th)1||£15,183 (73rd)2||£16,009 (51st)||£12,698|
|Members' Staff Travel||£1,356 (52nd)||£1,126 (joint 82nd with 1 other)||£1,643 (57th)||£633|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£126 (296th)||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£180 (joint 69th with 1 other)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£6,887 (59th)||£1,165 (173rd)||£6,391 (9th)||£2,985|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,543 (289th)||£17,383 (11th)||£8,340||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,138 (joint 434th with 5 others)||£1,082 (joint 276th with 17 others)||£1,082|
|Total||£178,924 (20th)||£160,433 (94th)||£172,327 (5th)||£147,972|