Steve Beasant

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

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Amber Rudd has told police she does not want to see them “asking for more money” from the Government, despite a major increase in recorded crime and an unprecedented terror threat. Ed Davey MP, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson, commented: “To ignore the advice of Britain’s most senior police officers is reckless and deeply irresponsible. “The Conservatives are […]

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Following reports that the police need £1.3bn more to fight terror and crime, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs spokesperson Ed Davey said: “The Conservatives have savaged our police force – inflicting deep cuts that have left officers struggling to respond to crime and weakening their ability to protect our communities. “Despite the government promising to protect police […]

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Reports suggest that Police underfunding may have reached shocking new levels – and it really is time for Amber Rudd to stand up for our police and help us keep people safe. The following article was written by Ed Davey The Conservatives have savaged our police force – inflicting deep cuts that have left officers […]

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The number of arrests in England and Wales has halved in the past decade despite a recent rise in crime, statistics today have revealed. The total number number of arrests has fallen from 1.5 million in the year ending March 2008 to 779,660 in the year ending March 2017. Arrests have fallen by 12% in […]

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The National Audit Office report on the UK border that was released today shows: Over the past four years the Border Force workforce has reduced by 4%.(Page 24) If the existing entry regime for non-EEA nationals is extended to all EEA arrivals, UK Visas and Immigration will need to make 230% more decisions a year.(Page 27) If […]

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Violent crime has increased by 19% in the last year, figures published today have revealed. Knife crime was up 26% year-on-year, while overall crimes increased by 13%. Commenting on the reported rise in violent crime, Ed Davey, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson, said: “People’s lives are under threat because Theresa May is failing to back […]

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The Liberal Democrats have backed calls for an independent inquiry into alleged abuse at Brook House, an immigration detention centre run by G4S. Footage covertly filmed by BBC Panorama allegedly showed staff at Brook House, near Gatwick airport, “mocking, abusing and assaulting” detainees held there. The Equality and Human Rights Commission has written to Amber […]

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Responding to comments by the president of the Prison Governors Association that prisons in England and Wales are “full to bursting” and the number of inmates should be reduced, Jonathan Marks QC, Liberal Democrat Justice Spokesperson, said: “The Government must listen when people on the front-line speak up. Prison numbers are sky high and it […]

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We need a new strategy to beat terror

by Steve Beasant on 18 September, 2017

It’s increasingly clear that the Government’s strategy to counter Terrorism isn’t working. It’s time for a new plan. Lib Dem Shadow Home Secretary Edward Davey  In the wake of the recent terrorist outrages it’s clear that we need a bold change of strategy to defeat terrorism and counter violent extremism. To do that, at our Autumn […]

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Unless Theresa May drops her opposition to the ECJ, she is putting Britain’s security at risk. Lib Dem Shadow Home Secretary Edward Davey The simple fact is that the proposed EU-UK security treaty is likely to fail unless Theresa May drops her opposition to the European Court of Justice. The government has announced it will seek […]

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