Steve Beasant

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

Liberal Democrat MP Wera Hobhouse has called for Christopher Chope to apologise for blocking her Bill to make ‘upskirting’ a specific criminal offense following confirmation he now supports it. Wera said:  “Christopher Chope was irresponsible and fundamentally wrong to object to this Bill. He needlessly held up progress on a much needed change in the […]

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Lib Dems will fight again for a ‘meaningful vote’

by Steve Beasant on 17 June, 2018

The Liberal Democrats have today confirmed they will support an amendment in the House of Lords to ensure Parliament is given a ‘meaningful vote’ on Brexit. The statement comes following reports that Tory remain rebels have rejected Theresa May’s attempt at a compromise over the ‘meaningful vote’. Speaking ahead of the EU Withdrawal Bill returning […]

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Tories offer inadequate sticking plaster for the NHS

by Steve Beasant on 17 June, 2018

Former Liberal Democrat Health Minister Norman Lamb has branded the Tory Government’s NHS spending plans as an “inadequate sticking plaster”. Mr Lamb said:  “The proposed increase falls well shot of what the IFS and others say is necessary. It will condemn the NHS and patients to a very uncertain and dangerous future. It means that […]

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Medicinal cannabis should be made available

by Steve Beasant on 16 June, 2018

Liberal Democrat MP Christine Jardine has today called for the Home Secretary to make medicinal cannabis based products available to those who need them following reports Billy Caldwell will be given back cannabis oil that was previously confiscated.  Ms Jardine has been campaigning on behalf of her constituent Murray Gray, who is also seeking access […]

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Lib Dems call for National Windrush Day

by Steve Beasant on 16 June, 2018

The call comes ahead of a debate in the House of Commons tomorrow, marking the 70th Anniversary of the arrival of the SS Empire Windrush. The Liberal Democrats want a National Windrush Day to be an annual celebration of migration and migrant communities in Britain. The following article was written by Floella Benjamin and published […]

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Shameful Tory MP Blocks Upskirting Bill

by Steve Beasant on 15 June, 2018

Despite widespread support for the anti-upskirting Bill, it was single-handedly blocked by Tory MP Christopher Chope We were so close. Lib Dem MP Wera Hobhouse has been fighting to make ‘upskirting’ (taking photographs up a woman’s skirt without their consent) a specific criminal offence. This morning it looked likely that this vile practice would be outlawed after […]

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Council by-election latest – June 15th 2018

by Steve Beasant on 15 June, 2018

Catch up on the latest news from Council by-elections Elections weren’t just being held for Parliament last night – there were also two Council by-elections, a delayed election in Southwark (with three seats up for grabs!) and a by-election in Doncaster. In London Bridge & West Bermondsey, we pulled off a stunning win – winning all […]

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Scotland passes ‘Turing’s Law’ to pardon gay men

by Steve Beasant on 15 June, 2018

Alex Cole-Hamilton discusses his thoughts on and involvement in the passage of the Historic Pardons and Disregards (Scotland) Bill When I was little, my grandfather got involved in amateur dramatics. He wasn’t very good, but I mention it because the role that I best remember him playing was that of a judge in a play […]

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Lib Dems call on Grayling to consider his position

by Steve Beasant on 15 June, 2018

The Liberal Democrats are calling for the Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to consider his position, following the resignation of Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) boss Charles Horton over the mismanagement of the new timetable. Since the new timetables were introduced in May thousands of trains have been cancelled by both GTR and Northern Rail, with some lines […]

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Commenting on the the the increase Liberal Democrat vote in the Lewisham East by-election Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable said: “Lucy Salek and the Liberal Democrats have fought a proud, pro-European campaign and have seen former Labour and Conservative voters switching support and rallying behind our campaign. We have also focused on the issues that […]

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