Steve Beasant

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

Tories must listen to teachers on league tables

by Steve Beasant on 26 May, 2018

Responding to concerns from head teachers that school league tables in England unfairly stigmatise schools in white working class areas, Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Layla Moran said: “Isn’t it about time that the Tories listen to teachers? Liberal Democrats have. We would do away with the school ranking system and a teach-to-test culture that has […]

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Lib Dems: Afghan civilians must be protected

by Steve Beasant on 26 May, 2018

Responding to reports that a scheme to protect Afghan civilians who worked as interpreters for the Army has not resettled a single person in the UK, Liberal Democrat Armed Forces Spokesperson Jamie Stone MP said:  “As the parent of someone who served several times served in Afghanistan, I am keenly aware of the UK Government’s duty […]

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Lib Dems: “Crunch time” for Corbyn on Brexit

by Steve Beasant on 26 May, 2018

Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable and parliamentary candidate for Lewisham East Lucy Salek have today invited members of the public to sign their joint letter calling on Jeremy Corbyn to support people having the final say on Brexit. Lewisham East is a heavily ‘remain’ constituency, but the leadership of Labour, which is defending […]

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Lib Dems: Brexit is big hangover for Govt

by Steve Beasant on 26 May, 2018

Responding to polling analysis published by Prospect magazine today which suggests that were there to be another referendum the majority would now back remaining in the European Union, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake said: “The euphoria that some felt after the Brexit vote is being replaced with a Brexit hangover as the Brexit challenges […]

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Parliament food waste is “shameful”

by Steve Beasant on 26 May, 2018

Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran yesterday branded an increase in food waste from the House of Commons as “shameful” and has called for surplus food to be donated to charities. Ms Moran has revealed through parliamentary questions that there has been a 116% increase in food waste from the House of Commons in just three […]

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Responding to analysis from Peter Sasieni, Professor of Cancer Prevention at King’s College London, that tens of thousands more women in England may have missed out on breast screening dating back further than previously thought, former Liberal Democrat Health Minister Norman Lamb said:    “Too many people have been left anxious and potentially worse off […]

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Ed Davey: Javid must back up words with action

by Steve Beasant on 23 May, 2018

Speaking following the new Home Secretary’s first speech to the Police Federation, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson Ed Davey said: “Warm words are not enough to gain the trust of hard working police officers who have faced the tough consequences of this Tory Government slashing police budgets and police numbers. “Violent crime is on the […]

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Today at PMQs, Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable highlighted the Labour leadership’s complicity with the Conservatives in pursuing a hard Brexit.  Vince Cable asked:  “The Prime Minister and the Leader of the Labour opposition both agree that we should leave the Single Market, leave the European Union Customs Union, and that the public should not […]

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Responding to comments from the Minister of State for Security and Economic Crime that the UK “is fast becoming the biggest consumer of cocaine in Europe”, Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson Judith Jolly said: “The war on drugs has failed. With expectations on our police officers ever increasing, we should be supporting them by reducing the demand […]

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Boris has head in the clouds on Brexit

by Steve Beasant on 23 May, 2018

Responding to claims from the Foreign Secretary that he “probably needs” a Brexit plane, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake MP said: “There is no doubt that Boris has his head in the clouds, but is there no end to his frankly ludicrous demands? “Instead of dreaming of luxurious Brexit planes and yachts, he should […]

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