Tim Farron

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Work and Pensions)

Liberal Democrat MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale

@timfarron https://facebook.com/timfarronmp

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 generally 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 generally voted for. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Tim Farron’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Tim Farron’s full vote analysis page for more.

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

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Hill Farming: Countryside Stewardship Scheme 9 Sep 2019

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has received from farmers on the operation of the Countryside Stewardship scheme in upland areas especially from farmers not offered a continuation in Higher Level Stewardship schemes.
  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Countryside Stewardship Scheme 9 Sep 2019

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she make an assessment of the potential merits of offering Higher Level Stewardship rollovers to agreements expiring throughout the transition period in order to maintain environmental delivery and offer stabilisation to farmers struggling to engage with Countryside Stewardship for reasons beyond their control.
  • Building Safety 5 Sep 2019

    Given that naming and shaming has been set out by the Secretary of State, could he be more explicit about what sanctions he will be using against the individuals and organisations that fail to comply with making these buildings safe for their residents?

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Profile

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

Currently held offices

  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (since 21 Aug 2019)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Housing, Communities and Local Government) (since 21 Aug 2019)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (North of England) (Northern Powerhouse) (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 (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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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 16 Sep 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
30 April 2019, received £2,460 (after agent's commission) advance for a book from SPCK Publishing, 36 Causton Street, London SW1P 4ST, via the Piquant Agency, 183 Platt Lane, Manchester M14 7FB. Hours: 200 hrs during 2017 - 2019. (Registered 30 July 2019)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Trevor Chinn
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000, received via my party's central office

Donor status: individual

(Registered 15 February 2019)
Name of donor: Jeremy Marshall
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 30 July 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)
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 £15,000

Date received: 1 March 2019 - 28 February 2020

Date accepted: 1 March 2019

Donor status: company, registration 11134849

(Registered 01 March 2019)
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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