Tim Farron - The New Leader Of The Liberal Democrats

The Tatton Liberal Democrats are delighted to announce that Tim Farron has been elected as Leader of the Liberal Democrats. In an all-member ballot for the leadership, 56% of members voted with the result revealed this afternoon. 

Tim is a North West MP and was elected in 2005 in the Cumbrian constituency of Westmorland and Lonsdale, which had previously been controlled by the Conservatives for over 100 years.

Commenting on the election result Gareth Wilson, Chair of the Tatton Lib Dems said:

“Tim Farron is a fantastic motivator and orator and the perfect candidate to be leader of our party in these difficult times.  His energy, enthusiasm and importantly his ability to proven ability win in Conservative heartlands will be a tremendous asset for the party"

While Liberal Democrat Party President Sal Brinton said:

“Both Tim and Norman ran distinctively liberal, strong campaigns that spoke to party members across the UK. At numerous hustings and meetings with members, they spoke of their liberal values, the direction they think we should go, and how to best rebuild the party over the coming months and years.

“Tim is a fantastic communicator and his energy, enthusiasm and passion will inspire and drive the Liberal Democrats back to winning ways."

VICTORY! - 4 Hours Of Free Parking Agreed At Knutsford Hospital

VICTORY! - 4 Hours Of Free Parking Agreed At Knutsford Hospital

Cheshire East NHS Trust are planning to impose parking charges on visitors to Knutsford Community Hospital from April 2015. The hospital is used by many residents with chronic health conditions that require regular tests, meaning some people could pay large amounts in parking charges over the year. It amounts to a tax for being ill. Furthermore, all revenue from fines imposed goes to ParkingEye, the contractor managing the site, not the hospital.