Steve Beasant

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

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There was a sharp rise in homelessness in England in the three months to September 2017, figures published today have revealed. 15,290 households were accepted as being statutorily homeless, up 6% from 14,390 in the same period last year 3,300 of those accepted as homeless were 16-24 year olds, up 6.7% from 3,090 the previous quarter […]

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Responding to the Government’s defeat on Amendment 7 of the Withdrawal Bill today to give Parliament a meaningful vote on the final deal, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake said: “Tonight, Parliament took back control. “MPs insisted on a meaningful vote and dismissed Ministers’ eleventh hour attempts to buy off the rebels. “This is a […]

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Tell Jeremy Corbyn: Keep us in the Single Market

by Steve Beasant on 12 December, 2017

Today’s vote on the Single Market is critical – and how Jeremy Corbyn & his MPs vote will decide the day. Contact them now and ask them to do the right thing: The following article was written by Lib Dem MP Tom Brake and published today on the Lib Dem Website. Today the House of […]

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Jo Swinson: Trump not welcome

by Steve Beasant on 12 December, 2017

After the American ambassador confirmed that President Trump will be visiting Britain in the New Year, Liberal Democrat deputy leader Jo Swinson said this embarrassing visit was the fault of Theresa May. Jo Swinson MP said: “President Trump’s divisive politics of hate is in direct conflict with British values. “One of the prime minister’s biggest political […]

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The Liberal Democrats have welcomed Michael Gove’s announcement to increase sentences for animal welfare offences to up to five years, a policy taken from the Liberal Democrat manifesto, but warn that he should clamp down on illegal pet imports. In January this year, the government said there were no plans to extend maximum sentencing in response to parliamentary questions […]

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The EU has toughened its stance in Brexit negotiations in response to a car-crash interview by David Davis in which he suggested that the divorce deal was merely a statement of intent rather than a binding agreement. The European parliament, which will have a veto on the final deal, expressly singles out the Brexit secretary for […]

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On the climate change summit in Paris, the Liberal Democrats have questioned how Theresa May has the nerve to show her face. Liberal Democrat spokesperson on energy and climate change, former minister Lynne Featherstone, said: “I don’t know how Theresa May has the front to show her face. “Her record on the environment is a […]

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The Liberal Democrats have said directors of blue chip should be sent to jail if their companies have been found to have broken the law and spied on political opponents. Former cabinet minister Ed Davey says that If the companies are found not to have acted legally, as seems likely, the law should be strengthened. Liberal Democrat […]

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Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable says it should be the Chancellor who has to write to the Governor of the Bank of England – not the other way round – to explain why inflation has risen above its target. It now stands at 3.1%, a six year high, leaving us with a wallet-busting Christmas. Vince Cable […]

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More than 500 child protection investigations were started every single day on average last year by councils concerned about children at risk of harm, the Local Government Association reveals today. Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson Layla Moran MP commented: “While many of us are anticipating a happy family time at Christmas, it is as sobering as […]

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