Tim Farron

MP, Westmorland and Lonsdale

Westmorland and Lonsdale Liberal Democrat

Tim Farron campaigned to remain in the European Union

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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 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

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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

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

Currently held offices

  • Leader of the Liberal Democrats (since 16 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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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  • Has spoken in 42 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Tim Farron’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 120 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 33.02% 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.
  • 192 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Tim Farron’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 194 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 1 Aug 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
21 December 2015, received £1,500 from Hat Trick Productions, 33 Oval Road, London NW1 7EA, for appearing as a panellist on 'Have I Got News for You'. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 21 December 2015)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: BTP Advisers International Ltd
Address of donor: 33 St. James's Square, London SW1Y 4JS

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

Donor status: company, registration 08522892

(Registered 04 April 2016)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust
Address of donor: The Garden House, Water End, York YO30 6WQ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £36,000 in quarterly instalments over two years from August 2013 to September 2015

Donor status: company

(Registered 9 October 2013; updated 26 November 2013)
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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