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

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 19 Jan 2017

    I thank the hon. Member for Wellingborough (Mr Bone) for putting me right earlier. I should have realised, on reflection, that he would never write such an extreme speech as that which came out of the Prime Minister’s mouth the other day. On the matter of flood-hit communities, not least mine in Cumbria after the devastating floods in December 2015, will there be time for a debate on...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Hill Farmers 19 Jan 2017

    Happy birthday from me, too, Mr Speaker. I wonder whether the Secretary of State or, indeed, the chairman of the Rural Payments Agency would tolerate waiting 13 and a half months for their salary cheque to arrive, yet that is what 50 hill farmers have had to do as they wait for their December 2015 single farm payments. Hundreds more waited up to a year to get their payments. They have been...
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Prisoners: Deportation 19 Jan 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign nationals who had been held in UK prisons were removed on chartered deportation flights in the last 12 months; and what the cost of chartered deportation flights for such foreign nationals has been in the last five years.

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Liberal Democrat MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale

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


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

  • 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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 39 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Tim Farron’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 272 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 34.26% 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.
  • 191 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Tim Farron’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 197 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Jan 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)
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)
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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