Tim Farron

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

Liberal Democrat MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale

@timfarron https://facebook.com/timfarronmp

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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:

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Recent appearances

  • Prayers - [Mr Speaker in the Chair] : The Growth Plan 23 Sep 2022

    Surely the Chancellor understands that the cut in stamp duty will do nothing to help 99% of people who cannot quite afford their own homes? It will do huge amounts to incentivise people who want second, third, fourth or fifth homes in my constituency in Cumbria or in other rural parts of Britain. Does he not realise the damage that excessive second home ownership and non-permanently-occupied...
  • Health and Social Care Update 22 Sep 2022

    Some 41% of my constituents with a cancer diagnosis are now waiting more than two months for their first treatment. We know that every four weeks that people with a cancer diagnosis wait for treatment means a 10% reduction in their chance of surviving it—this is killing my constituents every single day. There are quick, sustainable fixes that could make a difference, one of which is an...
  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Sewage: Waste Disposal 22 Sep 2022

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to publish the Storm Overflow Discharge Reduction Plan.

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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 of Health and Social Care
  • Home Office
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Agriculture: Subsidies
  • Radiotherapy
  • Hill Farming
  • Dental Services: Cumbria
  • Housing: Construction

Currently held offices

  • Member, Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill Committee (since 15 Jun 2022)
  • Member, Glue Traps (Offences) Bill Committee (since 12 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Education (Careers Guidance in Schools) Bill Committee (since 22 Sep 2021)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (since 7 Sep 2020)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Housing, Communities and Local Government) (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 (Food and Rural Affairs) (6 Jan 2020 to 7 Sep 2020)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (21 Aug 2019 to 6 Jan 2020)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (North of England) (Northern Powerhouse) (21 Aug 2019 to 7 Sep 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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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Sep 2022.

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 a public relations company to the value of £14,400

Date received: 1 March 2021 - 28 February 2022

Date accepted: 1 March 2021

Donor status: company, registration 11134849

(Registered 01 March 2021)
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 22.5 hours a week between 1 April 2021 and 31 July 2021, and 30 hours a week between 1 August 2021 and 31 March 2022, total value £23,665.35

Date received: 1 April 2021 - 31 March 2022

Date accepted: 1 April 2021

Donor status: company, registration 11134849

(Registered 15 April 2021)
Name of donor: The Refugee, Asylum and Migration Policy Project (RAMP)
Address of donor: The Courtyard, High St, Ascot SL5 7HP

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: The services of a policy adviser for two days per week from 1 June 2021 to 30 November 2021, value £7,584

Date received: 1 June 2021 to 30 November 2021

Date accepted: 1 June 2021

Donor status: company, registration 12373468

(Registered 11 June 2021)
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 an intern for 22.5 hours a week between 1 September 2021 and 31 July 2022, value £11,898

Date received: 1 September 2021 - 31 July 2022

Date accepted: 1 September 2021

Donor status: company, registration 11134849

(Registered 16 September 2021)
Name of donor: Refugee, Asylum & Migration Policy Project (RAMP)
Address of donor: The Courtyard, High Street, Ascot SL5 7HP

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: The services of a policy adviser for two days per week from 1 December 2021 to 31 March 2022, value £7,900

Date received: 1 December 2021 to 31 March 2022

Date accepted: 1 December 2021

Donor status: company, registration 12373468

(Registered 01 December 2021)
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 £15,120

Date received: 1 March 2022 to 28 February 2023

Date accepted: 1 March 2022

Donor status: company, registration 11134849

(Registered 09 March 2022; updated 22 March 2022)
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 hours a week between 1 April 2022 and 31 March 2023, total value £26,352.71

Date received: 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023

Date accepted: 1 April 2022

Donor status: company, registration 11134849

(Registered 01 April 2022)
Name of donor: Refugee, Asylum & Migration Policy Project (RAMP)
Address of donor: The Courtyard, High Street, Ascot SL5 7HP

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: The services of a policy adviser for two days per week from 1 April 2022 to 30 September 2022, estimated value £10,920

Date received: 1 April 2022 to 30 September 2022

Date accepted: 1 April 2022

Donor status: company, registration 12373468

(Registered 01 April 2022; updated 05 July 2022)
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)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Refugee, Asylum and Migration Policy Project (RAMP)
Address of donor: Kirk Rice, The Courtyard, 69 High Street, Ascot SL5 7HP

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Bus hire, Eurotunnel ticket and catering, value £317

Destination of visit: Calais, France

Dates of visit: 9 June 2022

Purpose of visit: Refugee and asylum policy research.

(Registered 16 June 2022)
8. Miscellaneous
From 20 January 2021, Advisory Board Member of BOMAD Investments Ltd (trading as HomeNow), an affordable housing scheme. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 21 January 2021)

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