Tim Farron

MP, Westmorland and Lonsdale

Westmorland and Lonsdale Liberal Democrat

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 consistently voted against selling England’s state owned forests, while most Liberal Democrat MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Tim Farron consistently 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 generally voted against allowing national security sensitive evidence to be put before courts in secret sessions, while most Liberal Democrat MPs almost always voted for. Show votes

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Tim Farron

Last updated: 19 Apr 2017

Recent appearances

  • Debate on the Address: [1st Day] 21 Jun 2017

    It is an honour to follow a wise speech, and in my shorter contribution I may reflect on some of the points made in it. I should also like to pay my respects to two colleagues who departed in the past 12 months. The losses of Gerald Kaufman and Jo Cox were deeply and strongly felt. Both people made huge contributions to this place, their constituencies and our wider community. Gerald...
  • Debate on the Address: [1st Day] 21 Jun 2017

    I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for raising that. Paul stepped down from the House in 2010, but he was a friend and colleague of mine. I am bound to say that, among his many other achievements, he was the defence spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats during the Iraq war. People will remember—wrongly—that the Liberal Democrats took the popular side in opposing the Iraq war,...
  • Debate on the Address: [1st Day] 21 Jun 2017

    We absolutely do, and he is an example of what genuinely unites us and of our love and concern for others. Indeed, he reflects the values of the colossal majority of Muslim people in this country, and it is important that we reflect that. In their absence, let me also pay tribute to the humorous, witty and wise remarks of the mover and the seconder of the response to the Gracious Speech, and...

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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
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Treasury
  • Home Department
  • Agriculture: Subsidies
  • Hill Farming
  • Departmental Food
  • Food
  • Police

Other offices held in the past

  • Leader of the Liberal Democrats (16 Jul 2015 to 3 May 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: 2 May 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Hat Trick Productions, 33 Oval Road, London NW1 7EA, for appearing as a panellist on 'Have I Got News for You':
28 October 2016, received £1,500. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 28 October 2016)
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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