Tim Farron

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Environment, 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 almost always 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 almost always voted for. Show votes

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Tim Farron has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 19 Dec 2018

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Leaving the EU: Farming Policy 17 Jan 2019

    Hill farmers are essential to our landscape, food production, biodiversity and water management. Does the Minister realise that 91% of hill farm incomes come from the basic payment scheme, which his Government are planning to phase out over the next seven years? Will he therefore commit to a bespoke scheme or set of schemes to support upland farmers and other upland businesses?
  • European Union (Withdrawal) Act: [9th Allotted Day] 15 Jan 2019

    On the day of the 2016 referendum result, I called for a vote on the final deal. That did not instantly meet with wild approval. My motives may have been misunderstood, because I am used to losing elections. I have never called for one of those elections to be rerun. I am a very good loser: I have had bags of practice. There is much talk about the legitimacy of our democracy, and about trust...
  • Health and Social Care: NHS Facilities 15 Jan 2019

    It is 12 long months since the Government closed their consultation on whether to upgrade NHS radiotherapy facilities. Meanwhile, in south Cumbria, cancer patients have to make daily round trips of up to four hours for weeks on end to receive treatment. When will the Government respond to the consultation and when will they invest in satellite radiotherapy provision in places such as...

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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
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Agriculture: Subsidies
  • Radiotherapy
  • Hill Farming
  • Departmental Food
  • Food

Currently held offices

  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (since 12 Oct 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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: 7 Jan 2019.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Good Faith Partnership LLP
Address of donor: 77 Great Peter Street, London SW1P 2EZ

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: the services of a policy adviser for three days per week from 5 February 2018 to 31 December 2018; approx. value £25,320

Date received: 5 February 2018 - 31 December 2018

Date accepted: 5 February 2018

Donor status: company, registration OC412989

(Registered 01 March 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 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)
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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