Ryan Bate was born and raised in Warrington. A graduate of Lancaster University, he spent a brief period in the oil industry before retraining as a teacher at Manchester Metropolitan University and the Institute of Education at the University of London. He works at a large state secondary school in Warrington, as Head of Geography.
‘As a teacher, I believe in providing opportunity for all,’ explains Ryan, ‘it is essential that we give our children the very best start in life and that means investing in schools and giving teachers the independence they need to do what is best for young people.’
‘Halton has been represented by Labour for over thirty years,’ Ryan continues, ‘but too many people are being left behind by globalisation and a lack of investment in schools and the NHS. I want to be a strong, independent voice for the people of Runcorn and Widnes. I want to provide real alternative because Halton deserves better.’
Ryan joined the Liberal Democrats aged sixteen, having become involved in local community politics with Lib Dem councillors and campaigners. Since joining the party Ryan has campaigned around the country and was elected as a councillor in 2016. Ryan passionately believes in speaking out for the people he represents and has campaigned on better housing developments, free school transport for his local high school and also argue for funding for community transport for the socially isolated.
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