Tim Farron was elected Leader of the Liberal Democrats on 16th July 2015.
He has been the MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale since 2005, when he ended a 95-year Tory rule in the area. In the 2010 general election Tim maintained his seat with a strong 60% majority.
Tim lives in Milnthorpe, south Cumbria, with his wife Rosie, his daughters Isabella and Gracie and his sons Jude and Laurie. In his limited spare time, Tim enjoys following the (mis)fortunes of Blackburn Rovers, playing football, fell running, walking in the Lake District, listening to various kinds of music and spending time with family and friends.
In March 2006 Tim became Parliamentary Private Secretary to the then party leader Ming Campbell. He was then promoted, in December 2007, to the Lib Dem Shadow Cabinet and served as the Shadow Minister for the Countryside and Rural Affairs.
Tim was elected as the national President of the Liberal Democrats in November 2010 winning 53% of the vote and took over the role in January 2011. He was re-elected unopposed in autumn 2012 and continued for the full term until handing over the role at the beginning of January 2015.