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Tim Farron

Former Lib Dem leader, MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale

Tim Farron became MP for Westmorland & Lonsdale in 2005, gaining the seat from the Conservatives for the first time in over 90 years.

Tim has a wealth of experience in public service having served as both a County and District Councillor. He first joined the Liberal Party aged 16 and went on to become the first Liberal Democrat President of Newcastle University Union in 1991-92.

He was elected as the President of the Liberal Democrats in November 2010, taking on the role in January 2011.

In his limited spare time, Tim enjoys following the (mis)fortunes of Blackburn Rovers, playing football, walking in the Lake District, listening to various kinds of music and spending time with family and friends.