Steve Beasant

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

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Today the Liberal Democrats launch their by-election campaign in Lewisham East, showing that they are the alternative to the Labour Party in Lewisham. Speaking at the launch at Catford, Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable said: “Jeremy Corbyn is letting down the country by waving through a confused and dangerous Conservative Brexit. He does not want […]

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Responding to the admission from a senior cabinet minister, David Lidington MP, that there has been “serious criticism” of both proposed models for the UK’s customs arrangements, Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesperson Tom Brake MP said:  “The Tories once claimed they would make the best of Brexit. Now it seems, regardless of the economic damage, it […]

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Carillion collapse demands radical reform

by Steve Beasant on 16 May, 2018

Responding to the publication of an inquiry by two parliamentary committees, which found Carillion’s collapse was down to a “rotten corporate culture”, the Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable MP said:  “Previous attempts to open up the audit market have been far too weak and failed to deal with the major structural problem. “I […]

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Responding to reports that more than 1,600 engineers, tech specialists, teachers and NHS staff offered jobs in the UK were denied visas between December and March, Liberal Democrat Science Spokesperson Layla Moran MP said: “These figures are truly shocking. These are people that the Government should be bending over backwards to welcome to the UK. Instead they […]

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Commenting on the fact the government has been forced to take the East Coast Rail line into public ownership former Business Secretary and Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable, said: “The government cannot keep bailing out private companies that run rail franchises. “We need to turn this into an opportunity to keep one rail franchise under […]

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Lib Dems: Recognise Palestine to rekindle hope

by Steve Beasant on 16 May, 2018

Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran yesterday called on the UK Government to recognise Palestine to rekindle hope in the region, following the deadliest day in Gaza since 2014. Ms Moran, who is the first MP of Palestinian descent, also urged the UK Government to acknowledge that the two sides in the conflict are not “meeting […]

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Responding to reports that leading Brexit supporter and Tory MEP Dan Hannan has admitted that Brexit is “not working out”, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake said: “Dan Hannan’s admission is a real embarrassment for Theresa May and recognition that the Conservatives are coughing and spluttering through the Brexit process. “From the failure to find a solution for the […]

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Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Lloyd has today written to the Government demanding action to make it easier for domestic abuse victims to have money paid into a separate bank account. Lloyd’s proposal comes after it was revealed the Universal Credit lump sum payment is paid into one designated bank account for the whole household, often the […]

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Responding to the Government statement on the Belhaj and Boudchar cases, Liberal Democrat MP Alistair Carmichael has challenged ministers to do more to deliver justice for those who were involved in unlawful extraordinary rendition. Liberal Democrat MP Alistair Carmichael said:  “Today’s announcement brings to a close a shameful chain of events which have been deeply disturbing to Mr. Belhaj […]

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Responding to the Bank of England’s decision not to raise interest rates, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable said:  “It’s absolutely extraordinary that the Bank of England does not feel able to authorise a return to normal interest rates given the weaknesses of the economy, including dire construction figures and close to zero economic growth, […]

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