Steve Beasant

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

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Become a Lib Dem supporter?

by Steve Beasant on 22 March, 2019

Here’s why you need to become a supporter of the Liberal Democrats The following article was written by Sir Ed Davey MP and published on the Lib Dem Website. The Liberal Democrats are changing. Politics is utterly broken right now. Labour and the Conservatives are being dragged to the ideological extremes, leaving millions feeling powerless and […]

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This should be a national scandal

by Steve Beasant on 22 March, 2019

More primary schools in Birmingham have cut their LGBT+ relationships education The following article was written by Lorely Burt and published yesterday on the Lib Dem Website. In the news this week, it was announced that an increasing number of schools across Birmingham have stopped their LGBT+ relationship education directly as a result of protesting […]

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Let’s act on knife crime

by Steve Beasant on 22 March, 2019

The Liberal Democrats are making a new commitment to fighting knife crime. Sir Ed Davey MP talks about the new policy. The following article was written by Sir Ed Davey MP and published on the Lib Dem Website. No parent should have to bury their child. It’s crushing to see it happening so much in […]

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Lifelong learning for all

by Steve Beasant on 22 March, 2019

In 1919, the Lloyd George government’s Ministry of Reconstruction published the Report on Adult Education. The report set out the fundamental importance of educational opportunities throughout life: “Adult education is a permanent national necessity, an inseparable aspect of citizenship, and therefore should be both universal and lifelong.” Today, access to learning throughout life is no […]

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Vince Cable’s on the future of Liberalism

by Steve Beasant on 17 March, 2019

Read Vince Cable’s booklet on the future of Liberalism. Liberal politics for the age of identity In a wide-ranging set of essays on Britain’s future, Vince Cable casts his party not at the centre of the tranditional left-right axis, but as the leading proponent of a values-based politics, which is open, inclusive and outward-looking, not […]

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Vince Cable’s speech to Spring Conference in full

by Steve Beasant on 17 March, 2019

Read Vince Cable’s speech to Liberal Democrat Spring Conference, 2019 in York: THE ROMANS It is a sobering thought that just under 2,000 years ago there were people gathered on this spot no doubt complaining about a treaty from Rome. …with tiresome regulations about daily baths and straight roads; muttering under their breath that these […]

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Ensuring there is access to justice for all

by Steve Beasant on 17 March, 2019

Lawyers are expensive, and our justice system is failing those who can’t afford them. The following article was written by Wera Hobhouse and published today on the Lib Dem Website. Our justice system is failing the vulnerable, and we should all be embarrassed about it. Legal aid spending in England and Wales has been cut […]

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Saving our town centres

by Steve Beasant on 17 March, 2019

Online shopping, Brexit and a slowing economy have left our town centres run down The following article by Tim Farron and published today on the Lib Dem Website. Across Britain, you can’t have failed to notice that our high streets and town centres are run down. Local businesses are closing, leaving our high streets empty […]

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Liberal Democrats say NO to unpaid internships

by Steve Beasant on 17 March, 2019

There is little that is worse for social mobility than unpaid internships The following article was written by Tara Copeland and published today on the Lib Dem Website. The Sutton Trust estimates 40% of young interns are working for free. Many of them are probably entitled to the National Minimum Wage. But a loophole in the law lets […]

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Cleaning up the air we breathe

by Steve Beasant on 17 March, 2019

It’s time to step up, show leadership and take action on road pollution The following article was written by Layla Moran and published yesterday on the Lib Dem Website. We can’t afford to ignore the health problems caused by roadside air pollution. 42% of primary school children attend schools in areas which breach the legal limit […]

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