|Leader of the Liberal Democrats|
16 July 2015 – 20 July 2017
|Preceded by||Nick Clegg|
|Succeeded by||Vince Cable|
|President of the Liberal Democrats|
1 January 2011 – 1 January 2015
|Preceded by||The Baroness Scott of Needham Market|
|Succeeded by||The Baroness Brinton|
|Member of Parliament|
for Westmorland and Lonsdale
Assumed office |
5 May 2005
|Preceded by||Tim Collins|
Timothy James Farron|
27 May 1970
Preston, Lancashire, England
|Political party||Liberal Democrats|
|Children||2 daughters, 2 sons|
|Alma mater||Newcastle University|
Tim Farron (born 27 May 1970) is a British politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Westmorland and Lonsdale since 2005. Farron was the leader of the Liberal Democrats until his announced resignation in June 2017.
President of the Liberal Democrats[change | change source]
Leader of the Liberal Democrats[change | change source]
After the heavy Liberal Democrat party losses in the 2015 election, Nick Clegg resigned as party leader. This caused a leadership election to be held. Farron beat his rival Norman Lamb and was elected leader.
References[change | change source]
- Church Times, page 44, 20 May 2011
- Adam Justice (5 August 2015). "Lib Dem leader Tim Farron criticises UK government response to Calais migrant crisis". International Business Times. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
- "Tim Farron elected as Leader of the Liberal Democrats". Liberal Democrats. 16 July 2015. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
- "Tim Farron quits as Lib Dem leader". BBC News. 14 June 2017. Retrieved 14 June 2017.