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.
|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|
President of the Liberal DemocratsEdit
Leader of the Liberal DemocratsEdit
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.
- 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.