Born in Preston, Lancashire in 1970, Tim was elected Member of Parliament for Westmorland and Lonsdale in 2005.
He rose to become President of the Liberal Democrats during the Party’s time in coalition government. Succeeding Nick Clegg as Party Leader in 2015 he led the Party through the 2016 EU referendum and the 2017 snap general election.
He lives on the edge of the Lake District with his wife Rosie and four children. He is a fourth rate fell-runner, a long-suffering Blackburn Rovers supporter, and a pop music anorak.
Tim is also the host of Premier’s ‘A Mucky Business’ podcast, which unpacks the murky world of politics and encourages believers around the UK to engage prayerfully. His book A Mucky Business: Why Christians should get involved in politics was published in November 2022.