Image: Lib Dem Voice

Tim Farron to speak at University of York next week

Image: Lib Dem Voice
Image: Lib Dem Voice

The Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Tim Farron MP, will answer students’ questions in a Q&A session at the University of York next week.

Coinciding with the Liberal Democrats’ national conference, held in York, Mr Farron will be on campus between 1:30 – 2:30pm, speaking at an event hosted by the University of York Liberal Democrats.

The Liberal Democrat Spring Conference takes place in York between the 17th and 19th of March.

Huw James, speaking on behalf of the campus Liberal Democrats, told The Yorker:

Thanks to the help of Activities Officer Alex Lusty and the team at YUSU, the University of York Liberal Democrats are delighted to be hosting Tim Farron MP for a townhall-style Q&A on campus.

In a world where the views of students and universities have become silenced and ignored by the political elite, Tim Farron has championed issues dear to University of York Students – research funding, civil liberties, global opportunities such as the Erasmus Scheme, mental health support, regional investment, and flood defences to name a few.

If you are interested in national politics or are looking to get more involved in political societies then please come along to this fantastic opportunity to get heard by leading politicians and the national press, and to learn about the fight against an increasingly hard Brexit.

Tim Farron, Member of Parliament for Westmorland and Lonsdale, became Leader of the Liberal Democrats in 2015, succeeding the former Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg. Prior to this, Mr Farron was President of his party from 2011 to 2014.

Free tickets are available from the website of the University of York Students’ Union (YUSU). The event can be found on Facebook here.

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Jack Harvey
Comment and Politics Editor 2015/2016, Editor 2016/2017. History and Philosophy undergraduate, seeking postgraduate study in Philosophy.