Tim Farron lives in Milnthorpe with his wife Rosie and their four children. Tim was first elected to Parliament in 2005 for the Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency with a majority of 267 votes. In 2010 he achieved an 11.1% swing from the Conservatives which increased his majority to over 12,000.
Since becoming an MP, Tim has been extremely busy both in Parliament and especially in his constituency campaigning for issues such as bringing back full cancer treatment services to Westmorland General Hospital; protecting rural bus services, pushing for better broadband internet and affordable housing for people in Cumbria.
Having seen the number of people struggling with housing problems in his constituency, Tim sought out the opportunity to take an in depth look at housing nationally from 2013. With funding from the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust, Tim developed policies to tackle the housing crisis, campaigning on securing a fairer deal for renters, a major house building programme and a comprehensive plan to tackle the housing crisis.
He was elected as the President of the Liberal Democrats in November 2010, taking on the role in January 2011. Having served the full length of time possible, Tim stood down as President in January 2015. He was appointed Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats in January 2015.
Watch Tim’s #HousingElection interview to find out what he has to say about the Liberal Democrats’ housing policy.