VIDEO: Tim Farron’s very impressive debut Question & Answer session at conference in full

Please click below to see the whole of Tim Farron’s Question and Answer session at conference yesterday. Tim was in extremely impressive form for his first such session – which can be extremely demanding for a party leader. He was relaxed, confident, funny where necessary and very passionate.

(Note for the slightly anoraked: After you have watched Tim, you can use the slider at the bottom of the YouTube box to explore the whole eye-popping six hours of conference from yesterday).

* Paul Walter is a Liberal Democrat activist. He is one of the Liberal Democrat Voice team. He blogs at Liberal Burblings.

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  • Eddie Sammon 21st Sep '15 - 3:39pm

    Tim’s lost me as a voter with his weak answer and approach to ISIS. He just seems to have looked at it and thought “this looks difficult, bombs are bad” and then looked at something else instead.

    We know defeating ISIS won’t be easy, but it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be passionate about it. He says he doesn’t think there is a military solution, but doesn’t offer any alternative solution. He just looks disinterested.

    As I said on Twitter: I’m voting Conservative next opportunity. I’m not going to maximise my influence by always voting Lib Dem, even when I don’t agree with them.

  • The video feed is a little mangled – Farron sounds like he’s on helium…

  • I’ve also been very disappointed with Tim criticising others but offering no alternative policies. On Murnaghan he criticised railway nationalisation and also railway privatisation but he did not go on to say what the Lib Dems would do apart from some vague ” improving the experience for passengers and freight” . Do the Lib Dems have a policy on railways, if so it would have been great if the new leader had shared these and inspired the public.

  • Eddie Sammon 22nd Sep '15 - 1:22pm

    Lol, good point Phyllis. People can’t be experts on every topic, but I’m just not very impressed with the whole policy offering. He seems to like to bang on about some topics whilst hardly touching others.

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