Lib Dem leader Tim Farron to speak on campus next week

The leader of the Liberal Democrats, Tim Farron


The leader of the Liberal Democrats, Tim Farron, is coming to campus for a Q and A about Brexit, the University of York Liberal Democrats announced today.

The event, due to take place on Friday 17th March, will be a short speech from Farron on the Liberal Democrats’ policy towards Brexit, followed by 45 minutes of Q and A from York students.  Farron’s talk will take place in the afternoon, between 13:30 and 14:30, in the Spring Lane Building.

Farron is in York for the Liberal Democrats Spring Conference, which is being held between the 17th – 19th March in the York Barbican.

Former Green party leader Natalie Bennett is also due to be on campus on the same day for a talk, York Vision understands. The University of York Green Party are planning to host Bennett for an event open to students in the evening.

The University of York Lib Dems told York Vision: “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”.

The full details for the Tim Farron Q and A can be found here. Tickets are free, but must be purchased on the YUSU website.