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Tim Farron

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Leader of the Liberal Democrats
Assumed office
16 July 2015
Deputy Vacant
Preceded by Nick Clegg
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

27 May 1970 (1970-05-27) (age 49)
Preston, Lancashire, England
Nationality British
Political party Liberal Democrats
Spouse(s) Rosie Farron
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 is the current leader of the Liberal Democrats.

President of the Liberal Democrats

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

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.

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