Steve Beasant

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

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Archive for the ‘Crime’ Category

Why we need to ban upskirting

by Steve Beasant on 27 April, 2018

Upskirting is disgusting – and it should be a crime. Find out more – and join the campaign today: The following article was written by Lib Dem MP Wera Hobhouse and published yesterday on the Lib Dem Website. Upskirting is the act of taking a photo up a woman’s skirt without her consent. In 2009 […]

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The government is set to consider making upskirting a specific offence. Justice Secretary David Gauke has said he is reviewing the current law to “make sure it is fit for purpose”. This breakthrough comes after efforts by Liberal Democrat MP Wera Hobhouse and campaigner Gina Martin to ensure the law is changed so that upskirting […]

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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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The Windrush Generation are British citizens. People who’ve lived here for decades – working, raising families, part of Britain. How they have been treated by the Home Office is brutal and cruel. The following article was written by Edward Davey and published on Tuesday, Apr 17 on the Lib Dem website. The Windrush scandal has […]

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Responding to reports that thousands of domestic violence victims abandon cases after being denied legal aid, Home Affairs spokesperson Ed Davey commented:  “The Conservatives pledged to expand access to legal aid in cases of domestic violence, but have failed to make good on this promise, and continue to let down thousands of highly vulnerable victims. […]

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Worboys’ release a “terrible decision”

by Steve Beasant on 28 March, 2018

Responding to the decision to block Worboys’ release, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Home Affairs, Ed Davey, said: “We welcome the landmark decision made by the High Court today to overturn the release of John Worboys. The evidence heard by the Court begs serious questions about how the Parole Board made the terrible decision to release […]

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Ed Davey responds to ‘shocking crime figures’

by Steve Beasant on 25 January, 2018

Ed Davey responds to figures showing that incidences of violent crime and sex offences have risen Police recorded crime statistics show a rise in reported crime over the past year, in particular sex offences and knife and gun crime. 5.3 million crimes were recorded: a rise of 14%. The number of incidences of sex offences […]

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Commenting on the increasing failure by police or prosecutors to disclose evidence over the last two years, Jonathan Marks, Liberal Democrat Justice Spokesperson, said: “This is a growing issue that will undermine our criminal justice system as a whole if we do not address it. “More funding and better training must be provided to police and […]

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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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