Matthew Theobald with Lib Dem Diamond

All change at Crewe… and Nantwich!

Matthew Theobald with Lib Dem Diamond
Matthew Theobald – Crewe and Nantwich Liberal Democrat Candidate

Your local Liberal Democrats are back and we are working for you! A hardworking team of local volunteers and donors have rebuilt the party after a quieter spell during 2016 and 2017. Now, we are campaigning to win Crewe and Nantwich so this constituency can have a Brighter Future!

Matthew Theobald has spent the last 22 years living and working in our constituency. He will vote in our best interests and would be very proud to represent you in Parliament.

Matthew is a local high school governor who is passionate about education. With responsibility for resources, he is painfully aware of the importance of school funding; Matthew knows more is needed and how this can be spent wisely. Working closely with the teams for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, he understands how a universal education system must give every child the best start in life.

Matthew runs a local healthcare business; he knows the challenges of starting and running a business. Right now, our country is not small business friendly. Matthew understands this and will campaign for a balanced economy – one that protects employment rights and encourages entrepreneurship and innovation.

Matthew has a strong track record of campaigning against aggressive housing development that blights the local area. He will use that experience to campaign for more suitable, affordable and social housing; to help our young people set up their homes locally, families stay in the area, older people live independently for longer.

As a Green Liberal Democrat, he will continue to protect our local environment from further damage. Matthew is proud to be a signatory of Frack Free United’s pledge and will oppose fracking in this constituency. He is also a keen supporter of the Plastic Free Nantwich initiative.

Matthew is also a supporter of Proportional Representation and has signed the pledge from Make Votes Matter. It is long overdue that we have a system where everyone’s voice is heard, rather than the debate being a political football between the Conservatives and Labour.

Although a parish councillor, Matthew is not a career politician and has chosen to get involved because of the appalling state of our country. He thinks that you, and our constituency as a whole, deserve better. He wants you to join him in demanding better on the key areas that affect us all. He will champion our education system, protect our NHS, defend our local environment and fight to Remain in a reformed EU.

None of this will happen unless Brexit is stopped.

In 2016, whether you voted Leave or Remain, you voted for a better Britain. Three years on, it is clear that Brexit would not benefit our community. Brexit would harm our local businesses, including Bentley, which relies on frictionless supply chains. Our public services need workers from the UK and 27 other EU countries. Crewe and Nantwich benefit greatly from our membership of the EU, in education, employment, healthcare and support for regeneration. Above all, we are part of a European peace project which honours the sacrifices made to protect that peace.

A brighter future needs a positive, progressive plan for Crewe and Nantwich. The Liberal Democrat plans promise a fairer economy that will deliver extra investment in education – giving every child the best start in life, extra funding for the NHS and to transform our mental health services, an ambitious commitment to tackling the climate emergency, and much, much more.

For a brighter future for Crewe and Nantwich Vote for Matthew Theobald, Liberal Democrats.

Our campaign keeps on building

At a packed meeting last night to continue building our General Election campaign, Matthew Theobald was clear on our determination to win the seat, so we can build a brighter future for the people of Crewe and Nantwich.

The evening included some fantastic discussion about the ways we will work to address the issues that are hurting people in Crewe and Nantwich.

The campaign event saw an impressive turnout, with an energetic atmosphere for the wide ranging conversations.

A big thank you to everyone that came, and to the #LibDemBakers for the excellent cakes, freshly brewed teas & coffees.

Speaking after the event, Matthew’s thoughts turned to the people of Crewe and Nantwich
Perhaps you feel like Labour and Conservatives let you down.
They have. 
Other people locally felt like their parties, Labour and Conservatives, let them down. 
They’ve found a new home with the LibDems
They’ve made what they believe is the right choice for Crewe and Nantwich

A Brighter Future for education in Crewe and Nantwich

It is so important that we ensure schools in Crewe & Nantwich are properly funded to ensure our children get the best opportunity for a great education.

As a local High School Governor, I see the harsh impacts on students, staff and families, of Conservative education funding cuts since 2015.

That’s why I spent time this weekend working with education experts on reversing this horrible situation.

The event attracted people from across the UK, people working in education, Councillors and Campaigners, so the conversation was lively and well informed.

It was invaluable to discuss the critical issues facing education, with colleagues from a range of backgrounds and experiences. Issues that directly affect pupils, their families and teaching staff in Crewe and Nantwich. Issues like:

The reality of inadequate school funding from 2016 to 2023 and the huge gap between funding and Boris Johnson’s claim just this summer to “level up” schools across the land.

The reduction in Council resources to provide vital support to vulnerable students and their families, at a time when they need it most.

Inclusion of LGBT and gender equality in relationships education, promoting an inclusive, fairer society.

Combating racism in our schools and colleges.

Reforming the broken system of assessments that is stealing time away from pupils’ learning and development.

Schools and local authorities facing inadequate funding, in the face of rising numbers of pupils with identified SEND support needs.

Like me, you’ll probably be thinking about how these burning issues can be addressed. It is clear that Liberal Democrat education plans will give our schools the support they desperately need, enabling all young people in Crewe and Nantwich to get the high quality education they deserve.

We will reverse school funding cuts with an emergency cash injection, so that pupils have the resources they need, to enable them to learn.

We will ensure that there is extra funding for children with the most complex needs.

We will invest in Further Education to save our colleges and extend pupil premium to disadvantaged students aged 16 to 19.

We will support children to learn, we will scrap SATs and give parents more valuable information about their school’s performance and ethos.

Perhaps you’re already thinking that this is an education plan that you can support. Maybe you would like to see these changes sooner rather than later.

Join me to Build A #BetterFuture for education, for our children, for our community. It benefits us all.