Tim Farron

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Tim Farron
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Leader of the Liberal Democrats
In office
16 July 2015 – 20 July 2017
Deputy Jo Swinson
Preceded by Nick Clegg
Succeeded by Vince Cable
President of the Liberal Democrats
In office
1 January 2011 – 1 January 2015
Leader Nick Clegg
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
Majority 8,949 (18.3%)
Personal details
Born Timothy James Farron
(1970-05-27) 27 May 1970 (age 48)
Preston, Lancashire, England
Nationality British
Political party Liberal Democrats
Spouse(s) Rosie Farron
Children 2 daughters, 2 sons
Alma mater Newcastle University
Religion Christianity[1]

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.[2]

President of the Liberal Democrats[change | change source]

From 2011 to 2015, Farron served as president of the Liberal Democrats. He became popular in the party because he did not vote for higher university tuition fees.

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.[3]

Farron resigned as Lib Dem leader after the 2017 general election. [4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Church Times, page 44, 20 May 2011
  2. 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. 
  3. "Tim Farron elected as Leader of the Liberal Democrats". Liberal Democrats. 16 July 2015. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  4. "Tim Farron quits as Lib Dem leader". BBC News. 14 June 2017. Retrieved 14 June 2017.