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Keynote Speaker - Tim Farron
Liberal Democrat MP
Tim was born and raised in the North West of England, Tim Farron has been involved in liberal politics since his days as President of Newcastle University’s Student Union.
Tim was elected MP for the vast and beautiful Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency in the South Lakes area of Cumbria in 2005, ending a 95 year rule by the Tories. Since becoming an MP, he has dealt with over 70,000 constituent cases in his office and held over 600 advice surgeries in South Lakeland. He has also held roles as party spokesman for youth, rural affairs and home affairs, as well as national party president from 2011 to 2015.
In the 2015 general election Tim was one of eight Lib Dem MPs to maintain his seat, and won a strong 51% majority over the Conservatives. He was then elected the new leader of the Lib Dems by the party in July 2015, presiding over an increase of over 20,000 new members since the May election.
Since becoming leader, Tim has focussed his energies in Parliament on successfully fighting for unaccompanied refugee children to be given sanctuary in Britain, securing much needed relief funding for communities devastated by last winter’s floods, and promoting investment in education as the corner stone to a fair and equal society.
In his spare time Tim enjoys walking in the countryside with his wife Rosie and their four children, and watching his beloved Blackburn Rovers’ attempts to return to the Premier League.
The City Breakfast is a quarterly networking event aimed at gathering a cross-section of leaders from across the city-region to hear a nationally-recognised speaker – a person of faith and an expert in their given field - present on a subject important to Merseyside.
Previous speakers at Liverpool City Breakfasts have included Phillip Blond (ResPublika Foundation), Lord Boateng, Peter Price-Thomas (CEO, Natural Step), David Lammy MP, Matthew Reid (CEO, The Children's Society), Steve Chalke MBE (Oasis Trust), Frank Field MP, Sir Peter Fahy (Chief Constable Manchester Police), Rt Revd Paul Bayes (Bishop of Liverpool), Ruth Hunt (CEO, Stonewall), and Gary Grant (CEO, The Entertainer).
These breakfasts are hosted by River in the City. River in the City exists to explore creative, relevant, and socially-beneficial ways of connecting the Church with the City of Liverpool and serving its people.
River in the City is an initiative of the Anglican Diocese of Liverpool, based in Liverpool city centre and serving the Merseyside city-region. RitC is a consultancy service, specialising in building & sustaining social and spiritual capital.
Tickets cost £15 and must be purchased in advance. Tickets are only available online.
Your ticket provides you with entry into a breakfast conference at Liverpool Cathedral, in the Sir Giles Gilbert Scott Suite, a buffet breakfast, a chance to network with other City Leaders and to hear our speaker - Tim Farron
This is a River in the City event hosted by Liverpool Cathedral.
All bookings close on Thursday 27th October at 4pm
Please bring your tickets on the day.
Please also feel free to invite other colleagues in your workplace or community, who may wish to attend.
You can choose from either a Full English Breakfast or Continental Buffet Breakfast.
The Full English Breakfast will include:
a selection of bacon, sausage, black pudding, tomato, baked beans and mushrooms
The Continental will include:
a platter of fresh fruit and pastries with a selection of cold meats and cheeses
Vegetarian options are available and other dietary requirements can be catered for upon request.
The event will be held in the Dining Room of the Sir Giles Gilbert Scott Suite (under the Cathedral) accessed via the Sir Giles Gilbert Scott (formerly Western Rooms) Entrance from the car park.
Car Parking is free until the event finishes.
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River in the City
River in the City is a consultancy service, specialising in building & sustaining social and spiritual capital. Led by City Missioner, Keith Hitchman, it is an initiative of the AnglicanDiocese of Liverpool, based in Liverpool city centre and serving the Merseyside city-region.
"In every generation the Church needs to re-imagine its place in the life of the world. That’s what RitC is helping us in Liverpool to do. Keith and his colleagues are providing opportunities to network, to reflect and to act so as to carry forward the values and ideas of the Kingdom of God so that the city can flourish." Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool