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 ‘Environment’ Category

We have to do all we can to prevent another disaster like Grenfell – and that process starts with much tougher fire safety rules. That’s why #LDConf has voted to toughen them today. Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Wera Hobhouse Fire safety has to be put at the forefront of new building […]

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Today and #LDConf we have called for a new environmental watchdog to uphold green laws post-Brexit Lib Dem Deputy Leader in the Lords & Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Kate Parminter Today at #LDConf we have called for the setting up of a tough new watchdog to protect the environment from […]

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Theresa May will miss Paris climate change targets

by Steve Beasant on 16 September, 2017

At our Autumn Conference today, we’ve set out plans for urgent, radical action to tackle climate change – and challenged the Government to meet them, before it’s too late. Lib Dem Spokesperson for Energy and Climate Change Lynne Featherstone In a motion passed today at our Autumn conference, we have called on the government to set […]

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The Green Investment Bank’s environmental mission is in danger of disappearing. Sadly, this is another of the positive legacies of the Liberal Democrats in government that the Conservatives are now burying. Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Vince Cable The Government’s sale of the Green Investment Bank (GIB), which was completed today, is environmentally irresponsible. The Government […]

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The Garden Bridge was a scandalous waste of taxpayer’s money – it’s long past time the project was scrapped. Lib Dem Shadow Minister for London Caroline Pidgeon Today’s news that the Garden Bridge project has been officially scrapped is very welcome. The entire project was a “scandalous waste of public funds.” This is the final nail […]

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Lib Dem Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Wera Hobhouse A Crisis report is forecasting a rise in rough sleeping. In 2017 no-one should be homeless, living in a bed and breakfast or worrying whether they will have a roof over their head from one month to the next. This is a […]

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Gove hypocrisy on fisheries exposed

by Steve Beasant on 6 August, 2017

Michael Gove chose to put stopping EU fishing in British waters front and centre of his campaign to leave the EU, yet is now telling Danish Fishermen the opposite. Lib Dem Spokesperson on Exiting the European Union Tom Brake Michael Gove has said that British waters would continue to be fished by EU trawlers post-Brexit. Gove […]

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National Trust attacks government on farming

by Steve Beasant on 6 August, 2017

The family farm could disappear by 2022 if the Government doesn’t act – and attacking the National Trust won’t help: Lib Dem Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Kate Parminter If the Government doesn’t guarantee farm subsidies beyond 2022, then the family farm could disappear entirely – that’s the damning verdict of the […]

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Public support Lib Dem clean air policies

by Steve Beasant on 20 May, 2017

Commenting on reports that the public back the Liberal Democrat policy of banning the most-polluting cars from city centres Liberal Democrat Shadow Transport Secretary Jenny Randerson said: “The air we allow our children to breathe is toxic and is leading to a national health crisis. “If our water was as contaminated as the air we breathe […]

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The following article was written by the Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron and published yesterday on the Lib Dems website. Today the Lib Dems are laying down the law to developers: unless you build the homes that Britain needs, we will. The Conservative government has given developers a carte blanche to play the property market […]

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