Tim Farron

It Would Be Easy for Our Party to Shelter in Our Comfort Zone - But It Would Also Be Very, Very Wrong

Norman Lamb | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Politics
Norman Lamb

Britain has become less collective, citizens and consumers feel more empowered and many individual rights - through equal marriage for instance - are better recognised. But - and this is the bad news - much of our economy, society and politics remains thoroughly illiberal and conservative.

Will Tim Farron Get The Band Back Together?

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Politics

A former bandmate of Liberal Democrat leadership hopeful Tim Farron has said he would like the group they formed as teenagers to get back together aga...

Tim Farron Makes Prediction About Nick Clegg In Campaign Video

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK Politics

History will be "kind" to Nick Clegg, the frontrunner in the race to replace the former deputy prime minister as Liberal Democrat leader has predicted...

Fracking? Let's Think Again...

Tim Farron | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Politics
Tim Farron

In the Liberal Democrats, it's not the leader who sets policy, it's the membership. But I reckon it's not unreasonable for leadership candidates to set out their own views, and to call for a rethink where they believe the party's got it wrong on any particular policy. And I think we have got it wrong on fracking.

Does It Really Matter Who Leads the Lib Dems?

Andrew Duff | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Politics
Andrew Duff

The Lib Dems seem quite a tough lot. While it is impossible to ignore the gravity of the electoral crisis which has clobbered the party at all levels since Nick Clegg led it into coalition with the Tories in 2010, Britain without a Liberal party would be an alien place... So what is going on: and will it make any difference who wins?

Ned Simons

Cut Prison Population In Half By 2025, Says Norman Lamb

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Politics

The government should aim to half the prison population over the next ten years, Liberal Democrat leadership candidate Norman Lamb has said. The fo...

Lib Dem Leadership Candidate Apologises For 'Misremembering' Over LGBT Laws

Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Politics

Veteran LGBT rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has hit out at claims he did not support the passing of an equality bill in 2007. Liberal Democrat M...

Ned Simons

Tim Farron: Voters 'Hadn't The Faintest Clue' What Lib Dems Stood For

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Politics

The Liberal Democrats suffered an overwhelming election defeat because voters "hadn’t the faintest clue" what the party stood for, Tim Farron will s...

More Pictures Emerge Of The Would-Be Lib Dem Leader In His 1980s Band

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Politics

New pictures have emerged of Liberal Democrat leadership hopeful Tim Farron in a 1980s band. The Cumbria MP told the Huffington Post UK last week t...

Why It's Time for Tim Farron to Lead the Liberal Democrats

Jack Davies | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Davies

In terms of the leadership election, I will be campaigning for Tim for two main reasons. Firstly, his sheer skills as a public speaker and secondly, his commitment to standing up for unity, not division.

The Liberal Democrat Leadership Battle Of The Bands

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK Politics

Lib Dem leadership contenders Tim Farron, who says he offers a "fresh start", and Norman Lamb, who contends he can reach beyond his party An Ar...

Ned Simons

Lib Dems Must Learn From Nigel Farage, Says Norman Lamb

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Politics

Lib Dem leadership hopeful Norman Lamb has said the party should draw inspiration from Nigel Farage in order to rebuild following its crushing electio...

The Lib Dems Might Be on Life Support But Liberalism Has Never Been Stronger

Jack Kelly | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Politics
Jack Kelly

Following what Nick Clegg called a "cruel and punishing" election for the Liberal Democrats, the party will undergo a great deal of soul searching. After jumping from protest vote, to party of government, to political life support in five years, Liberal Democrats now have to ask themselves what they stand for.

Why Britain Needs Norman Lamb to Be the Next Liberal Democrat Leader

Stefan Rollnick | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Stefan Rollnick

Norman Lamb is the future. Do not be deceived by his age, or his general weary look that can be found on any remaining member of the Liberal Democrat party, Norman Lamb is a true social visionary. With the departure of Nick Clegg, another bastion of social reform, the top spot in the Lib Dem camp is now vacant.

An Open Letter to Tim Farron

Hisham Nehar | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Politics
Hisham Nehar

With you as the front runner and likely successor to Clegg as Liberal Democrat Leader, I feel I ought to express some thoughts and make some points to consider moving forward after the party's decimation at the election.

Is This The Man Who Will Save The Lib Dems?

PA | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Politics

Tim Farron has joined the Liberal Democrat leadership contest, saying the party faces the "fight of our life" to prove it is still relevant. The fo...

Who Will Be The Next Labour And Lib Dem Leaders? We Look At The Contenders

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Comedy

Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg have both stepped down - and the race to find the next leaders of Labour and the Liberal Democrats has begun. So who's in t...

The First Odds On Who Will Be The Next Lib Dem Leader

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Comedy

Nick Clegg has resigned - but who's going to take his place? Here are the first lot of odds, courtesy of bookies Robin Flavell, David Schneider and Da...

Why MPs Aren't Doing What They're Told - And Why That Might Be a Good Thing

Jack Butler | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Butler

Party leaders will no doubt be wary of MPs who choose to ignore the orders that come down from the central office. Despite that, it seems they're here to stay. And after all, don't we all want politicians who represent the people that elected them, rather than being slavishly devoted to party interest?

Vince Cable Attacks Tim Farron's 'Credibility' As Next Lib Dem Leader

PA/The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Politics

Vince Cable has warned that Tim Farron, one of the most strongly-backed candidates to replace Nick Clegg, would not be "credible" as leader of the Lib...

The Conservatives Are Underplaying Our Hand in Europe and It Benefits No-one - Except Russia

Tim Farron | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Politics
Tim Farron

The Conservative's foreign policy isn't foreign, it's not even domestic - it's electioneering skewed by Ukip's populism. That is not leadership and it undermines our diplomatic efforts... I am fully in favour of EU reform. But I am passionately against Euro-phobia. Especially in the context of a resurgent Russia, an assassinated opposition leader, 6,000 dead, an annexed Crimea and increasing nervousness around the Baltic states.

Ned Simons

Tim Farron: Nick Clegg Is 'Lovely' About Lib Dem Leadership Speculation

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Politics

Tim Farron speaks to The Huffington Post about the general election, why the Lib Dems must be willing to walk away from power and why he should be a m...

Chilcot Report Delay Is Unacceptable

Tim Farron | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Politics
Tim Farron

The failure to stand up to political pressure from the US has been catastrophic. But my fear is that unless the Chilcot report is published, quickly, we will not alter our foreign policy accordingly. Old habits die hard: David Cameron still attaches enormous importance to the style of his reception in the White House, while Ed Miliband worked extremely hard to gain the approval of the US President last summer... We owe our armed forces more than this. We owe their families an explanation. And we owe our country the right to hold their leaders to account: we must sort the delays and publish Chilcot before the election.

Pandering to Ukip Risks Handing Over British-Grown Ideas to Overseas Competitors

Tim Farron | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Politics
Tim Farron

Helping genuine refugees with support into a new independent life, where they can work, learn English and to be part of this country. Letting inaccurate stereotypes fuel the debate will harm our country in the long run.

New Loans for Post-Grads Can Make Our Society Fairer

Tim Farron | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Politics
Tim Farron

You can now get a Government loan for postgraduate study. You might know - or be - a young people whose stories are similar to the student who, when offered a scholarship for a masters, "burst into tears and said that it would change his life."