Tim Farron MP


Tim first joined the Liberal Party aged 16 whilst still at school. Having gained a place at Newcastle University to read politics in 1988, Tim went on to become the first Liberal Democrat President of Newcastle University Union in 1991-92. In 1990 he also served as the sole Liberal Democrat on the National Union of Students National Executive. During this time, Tim gained a national profile for standing up against extremism and intolerance in the hard-left and Labour dominated NUS.

Following the completion of his degree, Tim followed a career in the Higher Education sector. Indeed, before winning the Westmorland and Lonsdale seat in May 2005, he worked as a senior manager at St Martin's College at Ambleside, Lancaster and Carlisle.

Having worked in higher education since 1992, as a local parent, and serving as a school governor of the Dallam School in Milnthorpe, Tim is deeply committed to high quality education for all. Yet, Tim's interest in the public services extends beyond that of education. He is currently the District Councillor for the Milnthorpe ward on South Lakeland District Council. Tim is also the chair of the recent South Cumbria

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