Tim Farron’s TimTalks: Housing

During the leadership campaign, Tim Farron made a number of videos. They mostly involved him sitting down and just talking about the issues closest to his heart. We thought we would repeat them here so people outside the party could see what makes this man tick.

Housing is one of his key priorities. He famously got into politics after watching the heartbreaking¬†Cathy Come Home.¬†Here he is talking about the importance of building more houses and opposing the Tories’ plans to give Housing Association tenants the right to buy.

Watch out for more TimTalks on subjects such as foreign affairs and diversity over the next few days.

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7 Comments

  • Richard Underhill 22nd Aug '15 - 7:09pm

    The proposed sale of housing association properties is shocking.
    Why does the government want to sell someting it does not own?

  • Jayne Mansfield 23rd Aug '15 - 9:22am

    @ Richard Underhill.
    I agree. Shocking.

    It is a pity that the Liberal Democrats are not making more noise about this instead of obsessing about Jeremy Corbin. It is strong opposition to policies like this that will bring people back to the Liberal Democrats, not the problems of the Labour Party.

    In my opinion, some in the party, by doing this, are just leaving a space for Jeremy Corbyn to get in there first with his opposition to Tory policies thus diminishing the party’s role to weak ‘also rans’.

    Tim Farron needed to make a strong start in opposition, supported by a vocal supportive party and I don’t see this on here.

  • Richard Underhill 23rd Aug '15 - 6:03pm

    Jayne Mansfield 23rd Aug ’15 – 9:22am Please follow the Liberal Democrat federal conference 19-23 September 2015.
    http://www.libdems.org.uk/autumn_conference

  • Jayne Mansfield 23rd Aug '15 - 6:38pm

    @ Richard Underhill,
    I have found the site. What do I need to click on?

  • Richard Underhill 23rd Aug '15 - 7:08pm

    Jayne Mansfield 23rd Aug Sorry, the website is open for those wishing to register, to hold fringe meetings, etc. What I meant was was that the conference in September will make decisions on the nature and future of the Liberal Democrats.
    Do we want to spend a lot of money on Trident? Do we want to give this leader a veto on the manifesto that previous leaders have not had? ( and which lazy journalists instinctively assume already exists). Bizarrely and regrettably this is the only democratic party in the UK, whether the voters care or not, it matters to us and caused a lot of detailed negotiation when the Liberal Party merged with the SDP.
    The conference used to be carried live on BBC2, then on the Parliament Channel. Regrettably headlines, even in the genuinely independent BBC are often incompetent.
    Come along as a Day Visitor and see that fun is an essential element of liberal politics.

  • Jayne Mansfield 23rd Aug '15 - 7:47pm

    @ Richard Underhill,
    It is a pity that there is such a hiatus before these decisions are made and people are once more in a position to decide whether they want to return their support to the party.

    I’m getting a bit old for fun. This website is the nearest I shall probably get to a political meeting with the political arguments that swirl. Thank you for the invitation though.

  • Richard Underhill 23rd Aug '15 - 9:38pm

    Jayne Mansfield 23rd Aug ’15 – 7:47pm Pity, but we have not reached a deadline.
    Enid Lakeman stood for parliament in the 1945 election and was still campaigning at the age of 91.
    She was an example to us all.

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