Steve Beasant

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

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Liberal Democrat councillors listen, work hard and get things done for their communities. It’s why right across the country, people have been electing more of them, week in, week out. There is a secret phenomenon in British politics. It is occurring in by-elections all over the country, week in, week out, to local authorities from […]

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Lib Dem MP Tom Brake is calling on the Minister for Children and Families to take further action on the ‘child in need’ review. In England, 58,000 16 and 17-year-olds receive support from local authority children’s services. On 16 March, the Department for Education launched a review into the educational outcomes of children in need […]

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Former Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron has written to the Department for Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey to make the case for a ‘poverty impact assessment clause’ which would force the Government to take into account how a new law would affect those living in poverty before passing it. The call comes after Tim‘s […]

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Responding to the news that Allied Healthcare will file from protection from creditors, Liberal Democrat former Health Minister Norman Lamb, said: “The implications of this potential corporate failure could be really serious for those who depend on the company for home care. “The financial difficulty that Allied Healthcare faces is symptomatic of a sector in […]

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Commenting on the recent NUS Poverty Commission Report, Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Layla Moran said: “It is disappointing and completely unacceptable that people from lower income backgrounds still face so many barriers to education and training. “As this important report makes clear, the factors driving this inequality are varied and complex, but the government must not shy away […]

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Responding to reports that Theresa May played a leading role in shaping anti-immigration plans Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson Ed Davey, said: “Theresa May is desperate to distance herself from the regressive and hostile actions of the Home Office whilst she was in charge, but the evidence is that she was only too keen to force […]

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Lib Dems: new-build home woes fall on deaf ears

by Steve Beasant on 19 April, 2018

Commenting on an investigation into Bovis Homes, conducted by The Times, Liberal Democrat Housing spokesperson, Wera Hobhouse said: “Our housing market is not producing the quantity, quality, or type of new homes we need. More than half of new homes have experienced major problems, whilst major house building firms have seen their profits increase by […]

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Commenting on the opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London today Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Jo Swinson said: “Pinning all our hopes for the future of UK trade on the Commonwealth is reckless. “The UK currently exports nearly five times as much to the EU as it does to the Commonwealth […]

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Responding to the ongoing Windrush scandel today, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson Ed Davey said: “If it is found that any British citizen has been deported from this country as a result of Home Office policies it will be one of the most extraordinary injustices in recent British history. Theresa May was Home Secretary for […]

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Lib Dems: “Young people deserve better”

by Steve Beasant on 19 April, 2018

Responding to the Resolution Foundation’s prediction that one third of young people will never own their own home, Liberal Democrat Housing spokesperson Wera Hobhouse commented: “This government has failed time and time again to take sufficient steps to tackle the housing crisis, and it is our young people that are ultimately paying the price. “This […]

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