Steve Beasant

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

Read more on this

View more tweets

Read more on this

View more tweets

Commenting on the announcement of the Medicines and Medical Safety Devices Review, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Sodium Valproate Norman Lamb MP said: “I welcome this review and the new measures to strengthen warnings about the dangers of taking sodium valproate during pregnancy. “However, as well as looking at how the […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Former Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron says an opt-out organ donation system is needed now more than ever after new figures revealed that 40 people have died in Cumbria over the past 10 years while waiting for an organ. Tim is encouraging people to take part in the Government’s consultation into a proposed opt-out organ […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Responding to news that the Conservatives could seek a Brexit transition period of longer than two years, Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable said: “It is bizarre that the government was so hasty in its invocation of Article 50, but is now scrambling for extra time in transition due to the scale of the task ahead. […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Unemployment rise a ‘warning sign’ – Baroness Kramer

by Steve Beasant on 21 February, 2018

Baroness Susan Kramer responds to ONS figures showing the first rise in unemployment in two years. Baroness Susan Kramer, Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesperson, commented: “This rise in unemployment is small, but it is a warning sign, that, along with the drop in foreign investment and high inflation, UK economic growth is fragile, and that the […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Commenting on Michael Gove’s speech to the NFU conference, Lib Dem MP Tim Farron said: “Michael Gove said some nice things about Cumbrian farmers, but at the same time he’s planning to remove the Basic Payment Scheme with no clear plan to give them an alternative source of funding. “Given that the majority of those […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Government need to listen on cannabis oil – Ed Davey

by Steve Beasant on 20 February, 2018

Commenting on the government’s refusal to allow cannabis for medicinal purposes, specifically in the case of six year old Alfie Dingley, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs spokesman Ed Davey said: “The government’s refusal to consider allowing the use of cannabis for medicinal purpose is criminalising people who simply need to alleviate chronic pain. “A growing number of our […]

Read more    Leave a comment

As Fashion week ends, will Brexit leave us bare?

by Steve Beasant on 20 February, 2018

Today is the final day of London Fashion Week, and over the last few days we have seen the work from some of the most inspiring and pioneering, creative minds in the UK and beyond. Artists and designers play a vital role in enriching British culture and life, and contribute significantly to the UK economy. […]

Read more    Leave a comment

The Conservatives are turning back the clock on sex education. They’re abdicating responsibility and our children will pay the price. The following article was written by Layla Moran and published today on the Lib Dem Website. In interviews with The Sunday Times and Andrew Marr, new Education Secretary Damian Hinds signalled he would encourage restrictions […]

Read more    Leave a comment

More and more people are getting tired of the Conservatives mishandling of Brexit. It’s why we need a referendum on the deal. The following article was written by Tom Brake and published yesterday on the Lib Dem website. A survey by Kantar Public, published today (Sunday, 18 February), has found that 56% of the public […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Commenting on Damian Green’s calls for the Brexit papers to be made public, Tom Brake, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson, said:  “It is shameful that this government is keeping the public in the dark about Brexit. The future of the UK is being plotted behind closed doors, without scrutiny and without transparency. “The people of Britain […]

Read more    Leave a comment