Steve Beasant

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

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In the House of Commons, on Tuesday 19th January Greg Mulholland MP criticised the Government’s attempts to make radical changes to the student loans system, without any Parliamentary debate or public consultation. Mulholland represents one of the constituencies containing the largest number of students in the country,Mulholland saying “in 2011 there were just over 19,000 […]

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Government Must Tackle Regional Education Differences

by Steve Beasant on 13 January, 2016

Liberal Democrat MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale Tim Farron has said the government must do more to tackle regional inequalities, following the publication of a damning think tank report which highlights continuing regional inequalities in education. Analysis of test results from between 1979-2000 suggest there has been “little progress in evening out regional inequalities over […]

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Are you missing out on free childcare for your two year old?

by Steve Beasant on 26 November, 2015

Parents of 1,004 North East Lincolnshire two year olds have already found out that they are eligible for 15 hours free early education and childcare this academic year, but many more parents may be missing out. Eligible two year olds can access their funded place with subscribed providers across the borough: nurseries, pre-schools, family hubs […]

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Starting School for the First Time – September 2016

by Steve Beasant on 16 November, 2015

All children who were born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012 will be eligible to start school in September 2016. The process for applying for a school place for September 2016 has already started and information on how to apply has been issued to all nurseries and early years providers in North East […]

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House of Commons debate for NEL Youth Parliament member

by Steve Beasant on 16 November, 2015

Member of Youth Parliament for North East Lincolnshire, Salema Khatun, and other members from around the country took part in a live debate at the House of Commons on November 13 to tackle issues that matter most to young people. The UK Youth Parliament is an organisation run by young people, for young people. With […]

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Liberal Democrat MP for Leeds North West Greg Mulholland has said criticised government for failing to give an assurance that universal free school meals for infants will not be cut. Universal free school meals were rolled out from last September after Liberal Democrats in government secured the £600mn budget needed for them. All state school […]

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October Half Term Activities in North East Lincolnshire

by Steve Beasant on 6 October, 2015

Children in North East Lincolnshire are guaranteed to have a spooky and fun-packed October half term with a host of sports, leisure and cultural activities conjured up by Lincs Inspire. There’s action to be had with multi-sports activities at Cleethorpes Leisure Centre, multi-sports, dodgeball and street dance at Signhills School, as well as football at […]

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The following article was written by the Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron and was published yesterday on the Huffington Post Website. In my recent speech at party conference I spoke about some of the Liberal Democrat achievements in government like ending the detention of children of asylum seekers and same sex marriage. Another thing I […]

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Bring back term-time holidays

by Steve Beasant on 21 September, 2015

Liberal Democrats have called for the Government to allow families to take children out of school during term-time to avoid crippling holiday costs. The party has warned that the ban on missing lessons is ‘socially divisive’ because it forces poorer families to break the rules or miss out on holidays altogether. In a motion passed […]

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Reacting to the Conservatives’ plans to change the child poverty target, Baroness Pinnock, Lib Dem Children’s spokesperson in the House of Lords, said: “The Tories stubbornly refused to sign up to more credible child poverty measures while in Coalition. So, you have to question whether it really is high on their agenda now? “Lib Dems […]

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