• Ryan at LD conference ()
    Article: Nov 9, 2019

    The government moratorium on fracking is welcome, but what the country needs is a full and immediate ban.

    Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Warrington South, Cllr Ryan Bate has offered a cautious welcome to the Government's temporary halt on fracking. The decision was made following the recent publication of new scientific evidence on earthquakes linked to fracking.

  • Ryan Bate ()
    Article: Nov 2, 2019
    By Ryan Bate

    Voters in Warrington South have a real choice in the General Election: they can go for the same old parties of the past or they can vote Liberal Democrat to Stop Brexit and Build a Brighter Future.

    Speaking about the pending poll on 12th December, the Liberal Democrats' candidate for Warrington South Cllr Ryan Bate commented: 'I cannot remember a more important election in my lifetime. The very future of our country will be decided by the government formed after the election. For too many people things aren't working as they should be and the people I speak to in Warrington South are fed up with the Conservatives and Labour, failing time and time again to deliver a better future. In Warrington South, people have an alternative: they can vote Ryan Bate and the Liberal Democrats.'

  • Ryan Bate at Conference (Warrington Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Oct 17, 2019
    By Ryan Bate PPC

    Liberal Democrats are calling for a major boost to investment in further education and lifelong learning.

    Annual funding for a student in 16 to 19 education has fallen in real terms by 18% since 2010 and two in five education colleges are in deficit.

    Cllr Ryan Bate, the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Warrington South, drew on his own teaching experience when speaking about lifelong this subject at his party's national conference. Ryan says, "As a teacher, I know how important this issue is. Young people who leave my school shouldn't be faced with an under-funded college course.

  • PPC Cllr Ryan Bate (Warrington Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Sep 10, 2019
    By Cllr Ryan Bate, PPC for Warrington South

    The normal rules for running the country have been thrown overboard as the Government descends from one crisis to another.

    Cllr Ryan Bate, the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Warrington South says, "Our Prime Minister is hell-bent on taking us out of Europe, with or without a deal. The independent Office for Budget Responsibility has warned that no-deal' would cost the public purse £30 billion every year for the next four years.

  • Zebra Crossing at Lymm (Warrington Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Jul 18, 2019
    By Cllrs Anna Fradgley and Ryan Bate

    Liberal Democrat councillors are putting pressure on Warrington Council to install a promised zebra crossing at Lymm Dam.

    The Council agreed to install the crossing last January but nothing has appeared yet.

    Cllr Anna Fradgley says, "After the necessary surveys, the Council agreed to install this crossing. Lymm Dam is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Borough and we want to encourage visitors to the Dam to also walk down the Dingle into the village centre. Crossing the road can be hazardous and councillors were pleased the Council agreed to our request.

  • Article: Jul 14, 2019
    By Ryan Bate

    The revised planning application for Eddie Stobart's new logistics site in the south of the town has now been fixed for going to Warrington Council's planning committee on 24 July.

    The previous application was turned down in the autumn by the planning committee despite officers recommending approval.