Tim Farron

Tim Farron


A Better Ambition: Confessions of a Faithful Liberal

As with his autobiography, A Better Ambition, Tim Farron’s talk will offer an insider’s view of the defining events in the turbulent politics of recent years.  After the coalition government, and with the current division over Brexit and Scottish independence, he will ask what role there is for compromise and reconciliation, and question whether - having achieved dominance in the western world - Liberalism might have lost itself in the process.  Can it be redeemed, and what is next for British politics?

Tim Farron was the president of the Liberal Democrats during coalition, the party leader during the referendum, the winner of Celebrity Mastermind and has been MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale from 2005 to the present. He is a liberal to his fingertips, a committed Christian and a Blackburn Rovers fanatic. He and his wife Rose live in Cumbria with their four children and dog Jasper.


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