Steve Beasant

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

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Today [May 22nd], Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Change spokesperson Lynne Featherstone hosts a talk with former President of the Geological Society Professor Peter Styles on the increased risk of earthquakes due to fracking. Professor Styles is expected to call for the implementation of buffer zones and stricter regulations, forcing fracking companies to assess dangers and […]

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Commenting on the Foreign Affairs committee report, Moscow’s Gold: Russian Corruption in the UK, which claims London is a “laundromat” for Russian “dirty money”, Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable said: “It is now more than two months since I challenged the Prime Minister to impose tougher sanctions on Russian oligarchs close to the Putin regime, […]

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Commenting on the announcement that Theresa May has put nine new Tory Peers into the House of Lords, Liberal Democrat Leader in the Lords, Dick Newby said:   “This is a cynical response from Theresa May to losing a string of votes in the Lords in recent weeks, and is a desperate bid to quell opposition to […]

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Lib Dems: Nobody voted to see ports grind to a halt

by Steve Beasant on 21 May, 2018

Commenting on the announcement from the Department for Transport that a contingency plan has been developed to deal with “serious disruption to cross-Channel transport” early next year via a “form of contraflow system”, Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesperson, Tom Brake said:  “The Transport Secretary is right to start worrying about potential serious disruption to cross-Channel transport. […]

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Speaking ahead of the second reading of the Tenant Fees Bill, Liberal Democrat Housing Spokesperson, Wera Hobhouse, said: “Tenant fees are often unreasonable, lack transparency and make the cost of moving house extortionate. It is shameful that insecurity in the rental sector has trapped people between spiraling rental costs and unreasonable letting fees. “This Bill […]

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Responding to reports that jailed British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is facing a new charge against her in Iran, Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran said:  “No one should be separated from their family like this. It is heart-breaking. “Given that the Foreign Secretary has proven himself unable to help, the Prime Minister should make bringing Nazanin home to her family […]

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Commenting on Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson’s announcement that he is considering British participation in an alternative satellite-navigation system to the EU’s Galileo programme, Liberal Democrat Transport Spokesperson Baroness Randerson said: “Our omission from Galileo is a shocking reminder of the damaging impact that Brexit is having on our economy. All the while the Government are proposing to waste […]

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Today the Liberal Democrats launch their by-election campaign in Lewisham East, showing that they are the alternative to the Labour Party in Lewisham. Speaking at the launch at Catford, Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable said: “Jeremy Corbyn is letting down the country by waving through a confused and dangerous Conservative Brexit. He does not want […]

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Responding to the admission from a senior cabinet minister, David Lidington MP, that there has been “serious criticism” of both proposed models for the UK’s customs arrangements, Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesperson Tom Brake MP said:  “The Tories once claimed they would make the best of Brexit. Now it seems, regardless of the economic damage, it […]

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Carillion collapse demands radical reform

by Steve Beasant on 16 May, 2018

Responding to the publication of an inquiry by two parliamentary committees, which found Carillion’s collapse was down to a “rotten corporate culture”, the Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable MP said:  “Previous attempts to open up the audit market have been far too weak and failed to deal with the major structural problem. “I […]

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