Tim Farron and his Christmas cards

The press have been commenting on the various leaders’ and parties’ Christmas cards.

The Independent was pretty scathing about all of them apart from Tim Farron’s, with a headline “All of the political leaders’ Christmas cards are rubbish (apart from Tim Farron’s). ”

His card is this one, designed by 11 year old Ami Woodburn from a school in Tim’s constituency.

Tim Farron's sleigh Christmas card 2015

 

This is where the mystery really begins, though, because the Guardian shows a different card for Tim:

Tim Farron's penguin christmas card 2015

This was designed by 5 year old Elsie Woolf from Sedbergh in his constituency.

So why the two cards?

Elsie’s has been sent to 40,000 homes and businesses in Tim’s Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency as outlined on his website. 

Elsie Woof, aged 5, was one of hundreds of students from across South Lakeland who submitted a design for Tim’s competition. Elsie’s winning design will now be reproduced over 40,000 times, and will be delivered to every household in the constituency.

Ebony McMahon-Ridding (aged 9) of Flookburgh CofE Primary School came second in the competition, whilst third place went to Leo Grundy (aged 10) of Heron Hill Primary School.

Tim said: “Elsie did fantastically well. She is clearly a talented artist and ultimately I am delighted to say that she has won 1st place. Residents across South Lakeland will have the chance to admire her design when it’s delivered through their door.

“My thanks and congratulations also go to all the other students who entered the competition. It was very difficult to choose because each year there are more entries to the competition and the standard just keeps going up.”

Ami’s card is his Leaders’ card, being sent to Liberal Democrat members and activists across the whole country. Tim said on Twitter the other day that he’d signed 1500 of them so far with more to come.

Well done to both Ami and Elsie.

However, our favourite of all the political Christmas cards this year has to be the Home Affairs Select Committee card.

But you’d expect that. This committee has serious form on funny cards:

I’m getting all nostalgic for Julian Huppert.

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One Comment

  • Ruth Bright 17th Dec '15 - 1:10pm

    Very exciting, Jon Culshaw has just done an impression of Tim on the Daily Politics review of the year. Mind you, he has the same accent and hair as Tim so maybe it wasn’t such a big challenge!!

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