Steve Beasant

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

Vince Cable’s Leader address to Lib Dem Autumn Conference

by Steve Beasant on 18 September, 2018

Conference, we meet at an absolutely crucial moment. In the next few months the future of our country will be decided for decades to come. And history will record that Liberal Democrats have been on the right side of the Brexit argument. Right to oppose Brexit in the first place. Right to predict a bad […]

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Liberal Democrat Conference has today voted for a motion designed to spread opportunity, power and wealth more fairly throughout society and to give everyone a stake in the UK’s economic success. The party expects these reforms to raise an additional £15 billion per year, though this is likely to grow as the rate of wealth passed down increases […]

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Norman Lamb: No child should be left to suffer in silence

by Steve Beasant on 18 September, 2018

Liberal Democrats have today passed an emergency motion at their conference which aims to tackle the high rates of self-harm amongst children. Commenting on the call for greater support from the education system for vulnerable students former Health Minister Norman Lamb said:  “The level of self-harm that the Children’s Society have uncovered, especially amongst girls, […]

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Liberal Democrats demand international treaty on plastics

by Steve Beasant on 17 September, 2018

The Liberal Democrats have today demanded the Government initiate negotiations within the UN for a legally binding international treaty on plastics. The treaty, set out at the Liberal Democrat conference in Brighton, would encompass phased reductions in the production, consumption and trade of virgin feedstock. It would also include a financial mechanism providing aid and capacity-building assistance […]

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Lib Dem conference adopts plans to abolish business rates

by Steve Beasant on 17 September, 2018

Today at conference, Liberal Democrats have voted for a comprehensive plan for replacing the broken business rates system. The motion based on the report – Taxing Land, Not Investment – calls for the abolition of business rates and its replacement with a tax on land values, the Commercial Landowner Levy (CLL). The levy would remove buildings and machinery from calculations […]

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An Affordable, Secure Home for all

by Steve Beasant on 17 September, 2018

The right of every person to live in an affordable, secure home in a safe environment. The following article was written by Tim Farron and published yesterday on the Lib Dem Website. Today Lib Dem conference re-affirmed our party’s long-standing commitment to build 300,000 homes a year over the next decade. This Tory government’s housing […]

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Check out the highlights of Deputy Leader‘s speech to Autumn Conference: Read the highlights of Jo Swinson‘s speech to Autumn Conference in Brighton here: Jo opened with her concerns about the social contract… I worry that this basic truth, the underpinning of our mutual responsibility to one another across society, has broken down. From a […]

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Vince Cable Q&A

by Steve Beasant on 16 September, 2018

The Leader of the Liberal Democrats took questions from members this afternoon in the main auditorium. The topics were wide-ranging, but one interesting question cropped up – are the Liberal Democrats being too nice? Find out below:

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Jo Swinson demands a new ‘Geneva Convention’

by Steve Beasant on 16 September, 2018

The Liberal Democrats have today set out their strategic goals to restore Britain’s place as a leader in improving the lives of people around the world, including a new ‘Geneva Convention’ for modern warfare. Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Jo Swinson, warned her party conference that “all around the world, small-minded, populist leaders are […]

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Lib Dems call for an end to hostile environment

by Steve Beasant on 16 September, 2018

Liberal Democrat conference has passed a motion calling for fairer immigration policies. The motion calls for an end to the hostile policies made by the Home Office under the Conservative Government and the wrongful blaming of immigrants for problems such as the housing crisis, low wages and the lack of social cohesion in too many […]

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