Steve Beasant

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

Jo Swinson elected Lib Dem Leader

by Steve Beasant on 22 July, 2019

Jo Swinson has today been elected as the new leader of the Liberal Democrats. Jo Swinson , the MP for East Dunbartonshire, won the leadership election this afternoon, receiving 47,997 votes.  The contest, fought between Jo Swinson and Ed Davey, followed a 20,000 surge in members for the Liberal Democrats after successful local and European elections. Addressing […]

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Vera Hobhouse: Divorce To Be Fit For The 21st Century

by Steve Beasant on 28 June, 2019

Divorce To Be Fit For The 21st Century Divorce can be traumatizing and impact whole families, for years after the event. Up until now the legal process through which divorce happens, has further exasperated this trauma – dragging out the process and forcing couples into conflict, to assign legal blame. Currently it is impossible to […]

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Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, recently challenged the Scottish Secretary on the Government’s continued failure to make progress with the Fisheries Bill. The Bill completed its last stage on 17 December 2018, and the Government have refused to bring it forward to the next stage since. Until the bill is complete, fishermen will […]

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Back in September 2015, Tom Brake MP called for the suspension of arms sales to Saudi Arabia because of their indiscriminate and lethal use against civilians in Yemen. Last week, the Court of Appeal ruled in favour of the Campaign Against the Arms Trade and against the Conservative government, ruling UK arms sales to Saudi […]

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Lib Dem Leader Vince Cable explores some of the pressing non-Brexit issues facing Britain. The following article was written by Vince Cable and published today on the Lib Dem website. In the last week I have been immersed in the subjects which we ought as a country be talking about, but which attract minimal attention […]

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The Lib Dems have always fought for the rights of LGBT+ people. Here’s some of the victories we’ve achieved ➡ June is LGBT+ Pride Month! LGBT+ Pride events are being held across the country to recognise the impact LGBT+ people have had in the world and the struggle they still face for equal recognition. The […]

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Vince Cable: Boris Johnson is a danger to Britain

by Steve Beasant on 18 June, 2019

Responding to the latest ballot in the Tory leadership race,Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable said: “Boris Johnson continues to be a danger to Britain and to our relationships around the world. “Conservatives in the Commons and the country must surely realise that in this deadly serious contest, the Johnson candidature is no longer […]

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Former Leader of the Lib Dems Tim Farron used last week’s Prime Minister’s Questions session to call for the establishment of a new cross-party group to bring forward a new deal to fix Britain’s social care system. Speaking on the floor of the House of Commons, Tim said: “This logjammed and underworked Parliament could become one […]

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Layla Moran used an Oral Question to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) recently to press for cross-departmental working to ensure that primary school children learn about climate change as part of the national curriculum. Moran highlighted a letter sent by a nine-year old at West Oxford Community Primary School to make […]

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Equality for LGBT+ people has come a long way in the 50 years since the Stonewall riots – but we still have a way to go. 🏳‍🌈 The following article was written by Layla Moran and published on Jun 14 on the Lib Dem Website. This month is Pride month. This year, June is also […]

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