Voting closed at 2pm Wednesday and just who will lead the Lib Dems either back to election success or down a path to extinction will be announced on social media; around 4pm the Liberal Democrat press office Twitter account will make the announcement.
60,000 party members have made their choice.
In the days leading up to the vote Farron has been put under the media microscope and much has been made of his 'committed Christian' status. It has been used negatively but at one time in the UK would have given him the edge. His abstention on the same-sex marriage vote is also seen as a negative but at least he did not vote against the legislation.
Norman Lamb, 57, is viewed as a 'green' leaning candidate. He has his own set of fans including Tinchy Stryder who he helped launch re-mortgaging his house to support his career. Norman Peter Lamb is described online as a politician and solicitor. He has been the Member of Parliament for North Norfolk since 2001.
Farron has age on his side, is down-to-earth and a good speaker. He is also a more 'recognisable' political figure; he is MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale and was President of the Liberal Democrats from 2011 to 2014. That role of President of the Lib Dems has put him in the 'public eye'.
He is the favourite to win.
Thursday afternoon, around 4.30pm BST it was announced Tim Farron has been elected as the party's new leader.
Tweets from veteran Lib Dems include:
.@paddyashdown [2 of 2]: "I will be privileged to campaign under Tim's leadership to rebuild our party" #LibDemFightback
.@paddyashdown [1 of 2] : "Tim has fought a great campaign in which he showed all the gifts to be a very fine leader" #LibDemFightback
We are delighted to announce that @timfarron has been elected as Leader of the Lib Dems. http://goo.gl/hzU5Vy
Norman Lamb: "This leadership election has energised and united our party. “Tim Farron will be a passionate leader of our party"
Me: As a Labour party supporter I only hope 'we' can get behind whoever is elected as the new leader of the Labour Party and be a united party.
Congratulations to Tim Farron.
Mr. Corbyn is standing on an anti-austerity message but will that message translate to election victory for Labour in 2020?
Reports following the tory win in May suggest Ed Miliband was too 'left' for many voters butfor most true Labour voters he was not left enough.
But Mr. Corbyn's anti-austerity message is part of a left-wing package of policies. Labour has its roots in socialism and the left of politics so is that so bad?
I guess the problem is the Labour party of old may not suit the British population of 2015 let alone 2020.
The Tories already think that Corbyn as Labour leader will gift them the 2020 election; a Tory led back Corbyn campaign was busted in June.
But we noted some time ago that the new Labour leadership election system was open to abuse. Register as a Labour supporter for just £3 and you have a vote. You can of course join the Labour party for a little more but if you are a 'ringer' why would you?
The Tories won the General Election after employing dirty tactics time and time again; they messed with minds and sections of the electorate fell for it hook line and sinker.
The politics of greed rules the day.
But as the Tories unveil a series of cuts that will hit people's incomes will support wane?
The anti-austerity message helped the SNP win north of the border, with the independence carrot thrown in. Greece is fighting to prevent more austerity but is 'up against it'.
Saturday BBC News reports a Labour pressure group, Labour First, has asked party members to vote against Jeremy Corbyn in the leadership contest. They believe he would "destroy Labour's chances of electability." They could be wrong but we don't think so.
Constituency Labour parties have until July 31 to make nominations for a candidate. Labour First is advising tactical votes to keep Corbyn out.
Unless the huge number of people who never vote, or no longer vote, turn up to vote for an anti-austerity left-wing Labour leader in 2020 we will face more Tory misrule.
If the promised EU referendum is held before 2020 that will put a different spin on the next general election.
UKIP took labour and tory votes and it was mainly people who want out of the EU that jumped ship.
Jeremy Corbyn has a lot to offer but could he ever be the country's PM?
Note: This writer is at an Andy Burnham local hustings Saturday. More later.
Below is the BBCs 'who is Jeremy Corbyn' brief bio and it has appeal but not mass appeal in 2015;
First elected to Parliament in 1983, the former trade union official has campaigned on a succession of left-wing causes, including the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) and the Stop The War coalition, and is a columnist for the Morning Star.
BBC's political editor, Nick Robinson, wrote in his biography that it was hard to know whether the Prime Minister was making a joke when he made a remark on the campaign battle bus; "The senior broadcaster said the PM had attacked a BBC story as 'rubbish' before adding: 'I'm going to close them down after the election.'"
But of course as Cameron and the Tories are widely believed to 'be-in-bed' with Rupert Murdoch that may happen anyways. It could be a good way for Cameron to 'own' the mainstream media.
David Cameron manipulated political TV debates in the UK for his own ends and some of those in the media played ball. He was allowed to duck and dive only participating when it suited but his party where allowed in the 'spin-room' and first on TV whether he took part or not.
The report includes a fair amount of back pedalling but once the seed of a thought has been planted in the minds of readers it is liable to niggle away.
Many will now wonder did the BBC go easy on Cameron and his political chums in order to protect the company's working future.
According to the Guardian "the centrepiece of the package will be a fresh bout of austerity, with Osborne keen to get unpopular measures out of the way early in the parliament, in readiness for pre-election tax cuts once the public finances have improved."
But we were told things had already improved?
Holding the budget in July will have an added benefit for the Tories-two of the main opposition parties will still be in the process of electing a party leader.
This government and its policies will put north against south, rich against poor and working against non-working. Already many younger people on social media are blasting the elderly as Cameron promised to protect pensions until 2010 but I have news for them; pensions are bought and paid for during years of hard work. That pensions at around £540 a month more and less is hardly a small fortune.
Consider also current political terminology which always addresses the 'hard-working' people of the UK and ask why that is a keyword right now.
If you fall into the Tory trap of attacking each other we are doomed.
Social security, now termed welfare, and including many bought and paid for entitlements over years of hard-work may be under attack. The safety-net that protects the most vulnerable in the UK will be weakened or cut.
As the right to protest joins a long line of Tory targets the electorate only has themselves to blame for trusting the Tories.
Never trust a Tory.
Op-Ed: What is viewed as strength of character in politics by one person may be called a ruthless streak by another. Does the definition depend on the person making the assumption and their politics plus if they want to scare the electorate?
If the Tories have such a good record after being in office for the last five years how come they resort quickly to dirty tricks and smears?
The latest comes from Tory Defense Minister Michael Fallon who opted to use the Labour election leadership contest which involved Ed Miliband and his brother David to highlight what he perceives as back-stabbing qualities.
Fallon stands by what he says claiming it is only right the electorate know what sort of man they may be electing to run the country but it is all low blows, waffles and British politics at its most ridiculous and pathetic.
Ed Miliband won the Labour leader election after a close run with other candidates including elder brother David who was tipped to win.
Such is life in politics.
If it were a battle for the Tory leadership then Ed would be described by people such as Fallon as showing strength of character and a strong focused leader rather than a man with a ruthless streak. Darling of the Conservatives Maggie Thatcher, who died two-years ago this month leading to celebrations in parts of the UK, trampled on the British public as well as cabinet colleagues in order to push through her agenda which included radical privatisation of UK resources.
As BBC News reports Ed Miliband fighting back and accusing the Tories of a desperate smear campaign they say "Mr Fallon said Mr Miliband had "stabbed his own brother in the back" to lead Labour and was now "willing to stab the UK in the back" by doing a deal on Trident with the SNP "to become PM". Mr Miliband said the defense secretary had demeaned himself and his office. David Cameron said he stood behind his colleague's comments."
So there you have a good assessment of the character of Mr Miliband, Mr Fallon and Mr Cameron.
Mr Miliband is trying to fight a fair election against a bunch of old Etonian hoodlums. Cameron stands by Fallon which shows he has no backbone and no election policies to persuade the public to vote for him. Mr Fallon is a Tory hypocrite condemning characteristics he and other Tories would applaud in their ranks.
Once again the Tories who are likely to do a deal with right-wing UKIP if necessary to stay in government are pretending to know and understand the Labour party, its policies, MPs and its voters.
In fact as we say here in Yorkshire " They know nowt!"
News that "The Conservatives' manifesto will have a commitment to build four new nuclear missile-armed submarines, Michael Fallon has said" will not reassure huge sections of the British public for scare the hell out of them.
But whether the promise will end up meaningless is any person's guess. The Tory manifesto of 2010 is littered with broken promises and U Turns; UKIPs 2010 manifesto has been destroyed.
Tory austerity measures slashed the armed forces left, right and centre.
They are running scared of Labour and especially a Labour majority.
If Ed Miliband can take his party to election success with the majority of the vote the Tories have had it and they know it.
So the so-called Nasty Party prefers to return to form and sling mud around rather than use their alleged good track record in office.
That's because when it comes to it the Tories know the British people aren't as stupid as they like to believe.