• Ryan and Sharon at Walton Lea (Warrington Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Dec 11, 2019

    Cllr Ryan Bate, the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Warrington South, recently visited the Walton Lea project to see the work carried out there.

    "I was incredibly impressed by what I saw,' says Ryan. "The project is carrying out vital work to support adults with additional learning needs. I met trustees, staff and volunteers and they all share an absolute commitment to the people in their care. I was especially impressed to see the way they balance the development of work and social skills, with all activities leading to an end product that the learners can take pride in. It was an inspirational afternoon and Walton Lea deserves more credit for this work.

    The Walton Lea partnership is a charity which supports adults with additional learning needs, with supported employment opportunities at the walled garden at Walton Lea as well as at Walton Gardens. It is projects like Walton Lea, which would benefit from the additional Liberal Democrat investment in education and social care. The Liberal Democrats have an ambitious programme to put billions into public services over the course of the next Parliament."

  • Ryan at Woodland (Warrington Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Dec 2, 2019
    By Warrington Liberal Democrats

    Liberal Democrats in Warrington have welcomed plans by the Party to plant 60 million trees a year.

    The Party aims to increase UK forest cover by 1 million hectares by 2045. Planting trees is one of the most viable ways of removing carbon from the atmosphere and is vital for achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Ryan with Richard Cook Isuzu ()
    Article: Nov 19, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats have announced plans to scrap business rates and replace them with a landowner levy, to "breathe new life" into high streets in Warrington.

    The party would replace business rates with a commercial landowner levy, based on the value of the land only. This would take the cost off businesses and help support high streets.

    The proposals would cut taxes for businesses by 18% in Warrington.

    By taxing landowners rather than businesses, half a million small businesses across the country would be spared the burden of property taxation.

    Liberal Democrat candidate Councillor Ryan Bate said:

    "Many retailers and small businesses in Warrington are under pressure from economic uncertainty, the rise of online retail and the burden of business rates.

    "Yet this Conservative government is failing to get to grips with the crisis facing our high streets. Time and again they have promised reviews of business rates but have failed to take action.

  • Ryan with EU flag ()
    Article: Nov 11, 2019

    The national Unite to Remain project, designed to return as many pro-Remain MPs as possible at the coming General Election, has backed Ryan Bate and the Liberal Democrats in Warrington South.

    Warrington South is one of the sixty seats in England and Wales that will benefit from the 'Unite to Remain' agreement.

  • 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.'