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Tim Farron

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Food and Rural Affairs)

Liberal Democrat MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale

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Tim Farron’s voting in Parliament

Tim Farron is a Liberal Democrat MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Liberal Democrat MPs.

However, Tim Farron sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Tim Farron voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year, while most Liberal Democrat MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Tim Farron voted against selling England’s state owned forests, while most Liberal Democrat MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Tim Farron generally voted against allowing national security sensitive evidence to be put before courts in secret sessions, while most Liberal Democrat MPs generally voted for. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Tim Farron’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Tim Farron’s full vote analysis page for more.

Tim Farron has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Support for Hill Farmers — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] 12 Feb 2020

    I want to be very clear that I have agreed with everything that the Minister has said about the area-based payment, its unjustifiable nature and how it is not a basis on which to continue—indeed, I support in principle what we are talking about with the environmental land management scheme. However, my concern is that we have a seven-year transition in which we are about to phase out the...
  • Support for Hill Farmers — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] 12 Feb 2020

    I beg to move, That this House has considered support for hill farmers. It is an honour to serve under your chairmanship and to be guided by you today, Mr Bone. It is also a real honour to be asked to speak on a subject that is of massive importance to my constituents and to people across the country. South Cumbria’s landscape is spectacular. Much of it is within the Lake district and the...
  • Support for Hill Farmers — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] 12 Feb 2020

    The hon. Gentleman makes an important point. The essence is this: farmers manage our landscape and work it as owners or tenants—many of our constituents are tenant farmers who have even more insecurity in the current situation. Without their being able to make a living as active farmers—food production is their primary motivation—we lose their presence on the landscape to deliver all...

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Liberal Democrat MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

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Topics of interest

Tim Farron campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Health
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Agriculture: Subsidies
  • Radiotherapy
  • Hill Farming
  • Food
  • Dental Services: Cumbria

Currently held offices

  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Food and Rural Affairs) (since 6 Jan 2020)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Housing, Communities and Local Government) (since 21 Aug 2019)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (North of England) (Northern Powerhouse) (since 21 Aug 2019)
  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government) (since 7 Feb 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (21 Aug 2019 to 6 Jan 2020)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government) (7 Feb 2019 to 21 Aug 2019)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (12 Oct 2017 to 7 Feb 2019)
  • Leader of the Liberal Democrats (16 Jul 2015 to 20 Jul 2017)
  • Party Chair, Liberal Democrats (1 Jan 2011 to 31 Dec 2014)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 25 Nov 2013)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (Environment) (7 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (20 Dec 2007 to 7 Oct 2008)
  • Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) (1 Apr 2007 to 20 Dec 2007)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (22 May 2006 to 12 Jul 2007)
  • Leader's Parliamentary Private Secretary, Cross-Portfolio and Non-Portfolio Responsibilities (21 Mar 2006 to 6 Mar 2008)
  • Member, Education & Skills Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 22 May 2006)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Children, Schools and Families) (10 May 2005 to 5 Mar 2006)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Feb 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments received from SPCK Publishing, 36 Causton Street, London SW1P 4ST, via the Piquant Agency, 183 Platt Lane, Manchester M14 7FB:
30 April 2019, advance of £2,460 (after agent's commission). Hours: 200 hrs during 2017-19. (Registered 30 July 2019)
1 November 2019, royalties of £2,050 (after agent's commission). Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 10 January 2020)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Trevor Chinn
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000, received via my party's central office

Donor status: individual

(Registered 15 February 2019)
Name of donor: Jeremy Marshall
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 30 July 2019)
Name of donor: Sudhir Chowdhrie
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 January 2020)
Name of donor: Kirly Ltd
Address of donor: 11 Luard Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PJ

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Donor status: company, registration 01151522

(Registered 10 January 2020)
Name of donor: William Rayner
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 January 2020)
Name of donor: Pure Leisure Group
Address of donor: South Lakeland House, Yealand Redmayne, Carnforth, LA5 9RN

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £15,000

Donor status: company, registration 05113719

(Registered 10 January 2020)
Name of donor: Robert Laurence
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 January 2020)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Faith in Public Ltd
Address of donor: 10 Queen Street Place, London EC4R 1BE

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: the services of two policy advisers for a total of 30 hrs per week between 16 April 2018 and 1 April 2020, total value £50,319 (£25,289 in 2018/19 and £25,030 in 2019/20)

Date received: 16 April 2018 - 1 April 2020 (expected)

Date accepted: 16 April 2018

Donor status: company, registration 11134849

(Registered 16 May 2018)
Name of donor: Faith in Public Ltd
Address of donor: 10 Queen Street Place, London EC4R 1BE

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: the services of a public relations company to the value of £15,000

Date received: 1 March 2019 - 28 February 2020

Date accepted: 1 March 2019

Donor status: company, registration 11134849

(Registered 01 March 2019)
Name of donor: Good Faith Partnership LLP
Address of donor: The Courtyard, High St, Ascot SL5 7LP

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Services of a policy adviser for two days a week from 1 January 2020 to 30 June 2020, max estimated value £9,100

Date received: 1 January 2020 to 30 June 2020

Data accepted: 1 January 2020

Donor status: company (LLP), registration OC412989

(Registered 10 January 2020)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: National Liberal Club
Address of donor: Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2HE

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: honorary life membership as Leader of the Liberal Democrats; value £735 pa plus £367.50 entrance fee.

Date received: 1 August 2015

Date accepted: 1 August 2015

Donor status: friendly society

(Registered 10 August 2015)

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