Steve Beasant

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

Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

Commenting on the Government’s decision to scrap the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon former Liberal Democrat Energy Secretary Ed Davey said: “This is a betrayal of Britain’s energy and economic future – and will be particularly devastating in Wales. “Britain is an early leader in tidal power and has the potential to become the world champion. Tidal lagoons are […]

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Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable has today slammed the Tory Government’s decision to expand Heathrow as an “expensive folly”. He said:  “Expansion at Heathrow is an expensive folly that will badly hurt the environment both locally and globally. “The Conservatives are taking an old fashioned view of aviation that will end up hurting […]

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Responding to reports that the UK Government is set to reject a £1.3bn project to build a tidal power lagoon in Swansea Bay, former Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey said:  “Tidal lagoons are the obvious next step in Britain’s renewable power revolution. The Conservatives’ decision to reject the Swansea […]

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Commenting on reports that the number of plastic bags found on the seabed has fallen following the introduction of a charge for carrier bags, Liberal Democrat Environment spokesperson Tim Farron said: “The 5p charge on carrier bags was introduced by Liberal Democrats in government in the face of Conservative opposition. “It is the right policy […]

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Lib Dems: Leaving Euratom was not on the ballot paper

by Steve Beasant on 21 March, 2018

Commenting in the wake of a Government defeat on the Nuclear Safeguards Bill, Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Spokesperson Lynne Featherstone said: “The Government’s plans for post-Brexit nuclear safeguards have been weighed and found wanting by the House of Lords. “It is clear there is no confidence in the Government’s ability to secure an appropriate […]

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Lib Dems call for new housing revolution

by Steve Beasant on 11 March, 2018

The Liberal Democrats are calling for a major overhaul of the powers of local councils to meet the goal of ensuring that everyone in Britain has a home. The package, passed by the party at its Spring Conference in Southport, calls for new powers that will see local authorities able to build and invest in […]

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Offences in Syria cast shadow over UN aid work

by Steve Beasant on 27 February, 2018

Responding to reports that Syrian women were sexually exploited in return for aid, Baroness Shas Sheehan, Liberal Democrat International Development Spokesperson, said: “The stories about abuse of traumatised Syrian women at the mercy of callous aid workers are heart-wrenching. They cast a shadow on the critical work that the UN plays in some of the […]

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Commenting on Michael Gove’s speech to the NFU conference, Lib Dem MP Tim Farron said: “Michael Gove said some nice things about Cumbrian farmers, but at the same time he’s planning to remove the Basic Payment Scheme with no clear plan to give them an alternative source of funding. “Given that the majority of those […]

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RBS confirm rural customers will lose access to banking

by Steve Beasant on 17 January, 2018

RBS’s closures of rural banking are ill-conceived. Many vulnerable customers will find it increasingly hard to manage their money as a result. The following article was written by Lib Dem MP Christine Jardine and published today on the Lib Dem Website. Today, Les Matheson, Chief Executive, Personal & Business Banking for RBS appeared before the […]

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Conservatives show a complete lack of ambition

by Steve Beasant on 11 January, 2018

The Conservatives 25-year plan for the environment is nowhere near ambitious enough to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste. They must do more. The following article was written by Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable and published today on the Lib Dem Website. The Conservatives launch their 25-year environment plan tomorrow. Despite being heavily trailed to the […]

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