Steve Beasant

Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Great Grimsby and Councillor for the East Marsh Learn more

Responding to the news that more than 100,000 patients this winter had to wait in the back of an ambulance for at least 30 minutes due to overcrowding, Baroness Judith Jolly, Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson said: “These latest figures provide yet more evidence that our NHS is at breaking-point. The government must act immediately to […]

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Ed Davey responds to PM’s £45million commitment

by Steve Beasant on 18 January, 2018

Commenting ahead of May and Macron’s summit later today where the PM is expected to commit £45million to strengthen border controls in French ports, Lib Dem Home Affairs spokesperson Ed Davey said:  “If Brexit wasn’t happening, taxpayers wouldn’t be paying yet another huge bill. “The French President is able to demand £45 million because he also […]

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Responding to the NAO’s report into PFI and PF2 contracts, Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable said: “PFI is a useful way of financing projects in certain situations, but it has been a mixed experience. If overdone, PFI becomes a way for the government to kick the financial implications of major spending decisions down the road. […]

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RBS confirm rural customers will lose access to banking

by Steve Beasant on 17 January, 2018

RBS’s closures of rural banking are ill-conceived. Many vulnerable customers will find it increasingly hard to manage their money as a result. The following article was written by Lib Dem MP Christine Jardine and published today on the Lib Dem Website. Today, Les Matheson, Chief Executive, Personal & Business Banking for RBS appeared before the […]

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Scrap the cap and value our nurses

by Steve Beasant on 17 January, 2018

This Conservative Government needs to scrap the public sector pay cap and show that they value our hard-working public sector workers. The following article was written by Judith Jolly and published on the Lib Dem Website. Figures released today show 1 in 10 nurses are leaving the NHS every year. The number of nurses leaving […]

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Responding to reports that Carillion is to go into liquidation, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable said: “The government must now take responsibility for the big contracts run by Carillion, or re-tender them, to keep the supply chain going and protect thousands of jobs. Ministers must minimise the damage to the capacity of the […]

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Farage admits we can exit from Brexit

by Steve Beasant on 14 January, 2018

Commenting on reports that Nigel Farage has now admitted that Brexit can be reversed, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake said: “Farage has finally admitted what we knew all along, Brexit isn’t a done deal. “It was always reversible and that is why we must keep fighting. Those who aren’t happy with Brexit, those who […]

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Commenting on the new EU rules banning credit card surcharges, Vince Cable, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, said: “Once again the Tories are claiming a popular policy that they had nothing to do with. “These new rules will make things easier, cheaper and more efficient for consumers. This is another good example of EU rules helping […]

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Responding to comments by Wes Streeting MP that the Labour Party is now the single biggest barrier to Britain remaining in the EU single market, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake said: “It is time for the Labour leadership to wake up. They need to start opposing the Tory’s extreme Brexit rather than cheering them on. […]

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Exit from Brexit is still possible

by Steve Beasant on 12 January, 2018

Commenting on reports that three QCs have written to the Prime Minister setting out their view that Article 50 can be rescinded, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake said:  “These latest legal opinions only strengthen our case that an Exit from Brexit is still possible. Instead of trying to hide behind the idea of irrevocability, […]

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