Steve Beasant

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

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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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Ed Davey: Give Tidal Lagoons the go-ahead

by Steve Beasant on 13 May, 2017

Liberal Democrats have announced that they would give the immediate go-ahead to the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project and start plans for a programme of tidal lagoons, including at Cardiff, Colwyn Bay, and Newport, creating over 34,000 jobs in Wales alone and opportunities for hundreds of businesses in the supply chain. A huge shift towards […]

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Liberal Democrats demand the government publish report The Liberal Democrats have demanded the government publish a highly embarrassing report on air pollution before the election. Ed Davey, Lib Dem former cabinet minister for Energy and Climate Change, has said the government is reportedly blocking release of its report into air pollution because it is worried […]

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£2.3bn agreement is like ‘selling off the family silver’ Ed Davey, former Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, has accused the government of engaging in a “politically dubious” act announcing the controversial sale of the Green Investment Bank to an Australian bank in a cut price deal. Mr Davey, who is […]

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“Stop wasting food”, European Parliament says

by Steve Beasant on 17 March, 2017

On Tuesday, the European Parliament overwhelmingly supported EU-wide plans to cut down on food waste. The EU’s food waste package calls for non-binding targets for EU countries to cut their food waste down by 30% by 2025 and 50% by 2030. This is in line with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. The food waste […]

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Lib Dem MP for Carshalton and Wallington Tom Brake, joined forces with environment groups and scientists in urging the Government to ban all products that use microbeads and risk getting into the marine environment. Microbeads are tiny bits of plastic that are added to products like shower gels, face scrubs, toothpaste, make-up, sunscreen and household […]

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