Steve Beasant

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

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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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Lib Dem peer Lord Teverson reflects on his recent oral question on the decision of the government of China to restrict the imports of foreign waste. The following article was written by Lord Teverson and published yesterday on the Politics Home Website.  Good news! China takes another major step towards a cleaner and greener economy. We might be a […]

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The Conservatives launch their 25-year environment plan today. Despite being heavily trailed to the media, the proposals are expected to be limited. Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable said: “The Conservatives should be eliminating all avoidable plastic waste now – a target of 2042 beggars belief. They ramped up expectations only to disappoint. “The Conservatives have […]

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Influential committee backs Coffee Cup Charge

by Steve Beasant on 7 January, 2018

More than 7 million coffee cups are thrown away every single day. It’s why we’re campaigning for a charge on disposable cups – and now that campaign has been backed by an influential group of MPs. The following article was written by the former Leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron and published on 5th […]

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Gove announcement is an insult to British farmers

by Steve Beasant on 5 January, 2018

Michael Gove’s announcement today insults British farmers and shows that he doesn’t understand the industry. The following article was written by Tim Farron and published yesterday on the Lib Dem Website. Today, in a speech on his vision the future of our farming industry DEFRA Secretary Michael Gove has called for a move away from what he […]

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MPs on the Environmental Audit Committee have published a report backing Liberal Democrat calls for a charge on disposable coffee cups. The Committee has called on the Government to introduce a 25p levy on disposable coffee cups and a target to ensure they are all recycled by 2023. The Liberal Democrats have been campaigning for a charge […]

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An interim report into building safety regulations commissioned in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire has warned that the current system is “not fit for purpose,” due in part to weak enforcement of the rules and lack of clarity over who is responsible. Wera Hobhouse MP, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Communities and Local Government, commented: “This […]

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The Liberal Democrats have welcomed Michael Gove’s announcement to increase sentences for animal welfare offences to up to five years, a policy taken from the Liberal Democrat manifesto, but warn that he should clamp down on illegal pet imports. In January this year, the government said there were no plans to extend maximum sentencing in response to parliamentary questions […]

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Hammond is conning the public on housing

by Steve Beasant on 22 November, 2017

There are millions of people in desperate need of a home or paying extortionate rents who will not see any improvement to their living conditions. The following article was written by Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Communities and Local Government Wera Hobhouse and published today on the Liberal Democrat Website.  Far from the £15 billion promised by […]

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Plastic waste charge is a victory for the Liberal Democrats

by Steve Beasant on 22 November, 2017

The Liberal Democrats have long campaigned to reduce plastic waste – and today’s announcement in the budget is a major victory. The following article was written by the Former Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron and published today on the the Liberal Democrat Website. In today’s budget, Philip Hammond announced that he would consider charges on single-use […]

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