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Tim Farron's Biography

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Tim Farron was born on 27 May 1970 in Preston.

After his father, who was a construction worker, left home, Tim Farron was raised by his mother.

He went to Lostock Hall High School, Runshaw College, and Newcastle University, where he was the first Lib Dem to become president of the Newcastle University Union Society.

Tim Farron was an administrator at Lancashire University from 1992-2002 and worked at St Martin’s College, Ambleside from 2002-5.

Before becoming an MP in 2005, he had run for parliament three times.

Tim Farron has been the MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale since 2005.

In March 2006 Tim became Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Lib Dem's party leader Ming Campbell.

In 2007, he became the Lib Dem's Shadow Minister for the Countryside and Rural Affairs.

Tim Farron was elected as the President of the Liberal Democrats in November 2010.

He was elected Leader of the Liberal Democrats on 16th July 2015, however he announced his resignation on 14 June 2017, soon after the general election, stating:

"I have found myself torn between living as a faithful Christian and serving as a political leader."

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