Tim Farron

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<!-- Deleted image removed: -->Timothy James Farron (born 27 May 1970) is a British Liberal Democrat politician. He is currently a Member of Parliament (MP) representing the constituency of Westmorland and Lonsdale. He was elected President of the Liberal Democrats in November 2010 and assumed the office on 1 January 2011. - Lib Dem Voice

Early life

Farron was born in Preston, Lancashire and was educated at Lostock Hall High School and Runshaw College, Leyland, before going on to Newcastle University where he gained a BA in Politics in 1992. He was president of Newcastle University Union Society, the first Lib Dem to hold the position, in 1991, having joined the Liberal Party at the age of 16 and then the Liberal Democrats after the merger with the SDP. In 1990, he was elected to the National Union of Students' National Executive.Prior to his election to Parliament, Farron worked in higher education at Lancaster University from 1992–2002 and St. Martin's College, Ambleside, from 2002-5.

Political career

Farron contested the North West Durham constituency at the 1992 general election, where he finished in third place, 20,006 votes behind the sitting Labour Party MP Hilary Armstrong.

Farron served as a Councillor on Lancashire County Council from 1993–2000, and was also a Councillor on South Ribble Borough......
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