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Tim Farron

Liberal Democrat - Westmorland and Lonsdale

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

(since August 2019)

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

(since September 2020)

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Speeches
Wednesday 3rd March 2021
Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation

Probably the most disappointing thing about this Budget is that, at a time when cancer specialists estimate that 100,000 people …

Written Answers
Thursday 4th March 2021
Hassockfield Secure Training Centre
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's plans are for a new immigration removal …
Early Day Motions
Monday 22nd February 2021
VAT on Zero Carbon Domestic Renewables
That this House recognises the UK's legal commitment to reduce carbon emissions, including those from domestic dwellings, to Net Zero …
Bills
Wednesday 10th October 2018
Railways (Franchises) Bill 2017-19
The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will …
MP Financial Interests
Monday 20th July 2020
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: The Refugee, Asylum and Migration Policy Project (RAMP)
Address of donor: The Courtyard, High St, Ascot SL5 …
EDM signed
Wednesday 3rd March 2021
London Capital & Finance Plc bondholder compensation
That this House recognises the significant losses of the 11,625 London Capital & Finance Plc (LC&F) bondholders who invested about …
Supported Legislation
Wednesday 18th March 2020
Vagrancy (Repeal) Bill 2019-21
A Bill to repeal the Vagrancy Act 1824.

Debate information

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Significant Westmorland and Lonsdale Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
506,738
c. 3,523 added daily
663,880
(Estimated)

Prioritise teachers, school and childcare staff for Covid-19 vaccination

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 23 Feb 2021 Debated on - 11 Jan 2021 View Tim Farron's petition debate contributions
20 Apr 2021
closes in 1 month, 2 weeks

Advice from the JCVI on the priority groups for a Covid-19 vaccine does not include school/childcare workers. This petition calls for these workers, who cannot distance or use PPE, to be kept safe at work by being put on the vaccine priority list when such a list is adopted into government policy.

113,825
Petition Closed

Increase funding for schools

Gov Responded - 5 Feb 2019 Debated on - 4 Mar 2019 View Tim Farron's petition debate contributions
19 May 2019
closed 1 year, 9 months ago

Schools are having to make difficult choices on how to spend their limited funding as their income has not kept pace with the rise in costs since 2010. All schools are working very hard to “make ends meet” but this is becoming increasingly difficult and verging on almost impossible.

105,362
Petition Closed

Create a new independent welfare body to protect racehorses from abuse and death

Gov Responded - 19 Mar 2018 Debated on - 15 Oct 2018 View Tim Farron's petition debate contributions
13 Aug 2018
closed 2 years, 6 months ago

The British Horseracing Authority is responsible for race horse welfare. But around 200 horses die each year due to racing in Britain. We urge the government to set up an independent regulatory body, with horse welfare as its only interest, which will take meaningful action to stop horses dying.


Most recent EDMs signed by Tim Farron

Date Tabled Title Signatures
24 Feb 2021
Tim Farron signed this EDM on Wednesday 3rd March 2021

London Capital & Finance Plc bondholder compensation

Tabled by: Neale Hanvey (Scottish National Party - Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath)
That this House recognises the significant losses of the 11,625 London Capital & Finance Plc (LC&F) bondholders who invested about £237million and may only get 20 per cent of their investment back following the scheme’s failure; notes that the Financial Services Compensation Scheme has paid £56.3 million in compensation to …
13 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Mar 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 7
Labour: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
8 Feb 2021
Tim Farron signed this EDM on Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Intellectual property and covid-19 response

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House considers nobody is safe until we are all safe from covid-19; believes all policy tools should be deployed to address the global crisis around access to covid-19 vaccines, treatments, diagnostics and equipment; notes that the head of the World Health Organization warns we face a catastrophic moral …
64 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Mar 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 27
Labour: 24
Liberal Democrat: 6
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
View All Tim Farron's signed Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

2 Urgent Questions tabled by Tim Farron

Date Forum Title
23 Sep 2020 Commons Chamber End of Eviction Moratorium
19 Jul 2017 Commons Chamber Immigration Act 2016: Section 67

Tim Farron has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

10 Bills introduced by Tim Farron


The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to make provision for leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom to be granted to the family members of refugees and to refugees who are family members of British citizens and settled persons, to provide for legal aid to be made available for refugee family reunion cases, and for connected purposes


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 11th July 2018
(Read Debate)

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to require the Secretary of State to terminate a rail passenger services franchise agreement in certain circumstances; to repeal section 25 of the Railways Act 1993; to make provision for local franchising authorities in England; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 10th October 2018
(Read Debate)

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to make provision to improve access to radiotherapy treatment in England; to define access in terms of the time that patients are required to travel to places providing treatment; to specify 45 minutes as the maximum time patients are to travel; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 19th December 2017
(Read Debate)

A Bill to make provision to improve access to radiotherapy treatment in England; to define access in terms of the time that patients are required to travel to places providing treatment; to specify 45 minutes as the maximum time patients are to travel; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 29th November 2016
(Read Debate)

A Bill to make provision about the award of asylum-seeker status in the United Kingdom to certain unaccompanied children from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Eritrea displaced by conflict and present within the European Union; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 8th December 2015

A Bill to make provision about the conditions to be met by male blood donors, including removing the restrictions relating to blood donation from men who have sexual intercourse with men; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 9th February 2016

A Bill to give local planning authorities the power to determine the requirements for affordable housing contributions from sites of fewer than 10 units as part of planning obligation agreements under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 9th September 2014


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 21st October 2014

A Bill to require the Secretary of State to undertake a programme of research into the costs and benefits of extending control of all aspects of Right to Buy and Right to Acquire schemes entirely to Local Authorities, including the operation and consequences of such schemes and the introduction of the right of Local Authorities to suspend them; to report to Parliament within six months of the research being completed; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 4th February 2015

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to give powers to the Secretary of State to provide for elections to be held to the governing boards of National Parks on a pilot basis; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 1st April 2014

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