election - parents protest over school funding - Edward Timpson, MP for Crewe and Nantwich, Minister for Children and Families

Edward Timpson is facing a battle to retain his Crewe & Nantwich seat at the snap General Election called by Theresa May.

But a spokesman for the MP said today he is “relishing the challenge” and supports the Prime Minister’s decision to hold the election on June 8.

Mr Timpson won a tightly fought contest in 2015, retaining his seat with a reduced majority of just 3,620 votes ahead of Labour’s Adrian Heald.

A spokesman for Edward Timpson MP said today: “Britain needs certainty, stability and strong leadership following the EU referendum. Crewe and Nantwich are no exception to that.

“As our Prime Minister Theresa May has said, the country is coming together, but Westminster is not.

“Supporters of Jeremy Corbyn are undermining our country’s position.

“The only way to guarantee certainty and security for local families and local jobs in the years ahead is to hold this election.

“It is a one off chance to get this done, and the Crewe and Nantwich Conservatives are relishing the challenge.”

Mr Timpson won the seat back in 2008 when a by-election was called following the death of long-time Labour MP for Crewe and Nantwich, Gwyneth Dunwoody.

However, in recent weeks he has faced criticism over the Government’s handling of the National Funding Formula, which could see Cheshire East schools worse off than most other areas of the UK.

It will be issues such as this which could decide Mr Timpson’s fate on June 8.

2 Comments

  1. Micheal Morley says:

    I don’t think those comments were directed at any gender, therefore they may well not be misogynistic in intent, and rather unfortunate to suggest as so.

    Far better than banging your drum on this cause so to speak, it would have been better to arrange a face to face meeting with the MP to discuss these pressing matters.
    Once you start going down the road of shouting your woes, you may as well go home, nobody like being talked down to.

    I feel considerate discussion would win the day, not negative comments.
    The funding of education for the young deserves a more intelligent approach.
    Anyway these plans will probably be shelved for now, giving parents further time to put forward their cause.
    Good luck to them, these children are our future.

  2. Matthew Theobald says:

    Let us not forget the appalling treatment of constituents and the misogynistic descriptions applied to those who dare to ask our MP reasonable questions, “Shrill local critics”, “gesture politics”…

    Many people have said on social media that they would remember Edward Timpson’s behaviour towards those that he should be representing at the next election.

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