Steve Beasant

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

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Two big wins 🙌🎉🎉🎉

by Steve Beasant on 12 February, 2019

We have been fighting to change the law on upskirting and tenancy fees – to improve the lives of those living in Britain. Tomorrow these two bills receive Royal Assent – ie they become law!! The following article was written by Wera Hobhouse and published today on the Lib Dem website. Tomorrow sees two parliamentary […]

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Another Corbyn Brexit Betrayal

by Steve Beasant on 12 February, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn’s missed yet another opportunity to oppose this incompetent Government. We’re demanding better for the millions of voters who want the final say on Brexit. The following article was written by Tom Brake and published yesterday on the Lib Dem Website. Despite telling Labour conference he would pursue a People’s Vote if he could […]

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Motorists to be driven round the bend by Brexit bureacracy

by Steve Beasant on 12 February, 2019

The House of Lords has this evening formally approved a Brexit regulation allowing the Government to issue new international driving permits, which could be required to travel to several EU countries in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Responding, Liberal Democrat Transport Spokesperson Jenny Randerson said: “International Driving Permits are a relic of the 1960s […]

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Speaking after the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill was passed in the House of Commons tonight by just 58 votes, former Liberal Democrat Care Minister Norman Lamb MP said: “Hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people are at risk of unlawfully having their freedom restricted and receiving inappropriate care. That is the deeply flawed system this Bill […]

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The Liberal Democrats have today secured assurances that a Bill on female genital mutilation (FGM) will be introduced in Government time, but have called for the way in which Private Members Bills’ are debated to be reassessed. Liberal Democrat MP Wera Hobhouse secured the assurance during her Urgent Question today. The Bath MP pressed the issue after […]

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A Liberal Democrat amendment which would have prohibited UK authorities sharing data with overseas agencies where the death penalty could be imposed was rejected by the Conservatives today. Speaking in the House of Lords, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson in the Lords Brian Paddick accused the Conservative Government of being “prepared to sacrifice people to the electric chair in America […]

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Lib Dems back call for regulator to protect access to cash

by Steve Beasant on 12 February, 2019

The Liberal Democrats are backing calls from consumer rights charity, Which?, for a regulator to protect access to cash following new analysis revealing a rapid decline in cashpoints.   New figures obtained by Which? show cashpoints disappeared at a rate of 488 per month between June 2018 and December 2018 with over 250 free-to-use machines […]

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Responding to statistics published by the Office for National Statistics which reveal GDP growth has fallen to a nine-year low, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable said: “I am afraid the country is now fairly close to recession. These figures are in fact flattering. The reality is much worse because whatever growth there is […]

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Immigration rules for Commonwealth soldiers are outrageous

by Steve Beasant on 12 February, 2019

Hundreds of troops who joined the British Army after a targeted Commonwealth recruitment drive in 2016 are having to work second jobs in order to meet the Home Office threshold necessary to relocate their families. Commenting Jamie Stone, Lib Dem Defence Spokesperson said: “This is yet another example of the Tory’s botched immigration policies. These soldiers […]

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Eradicating FGM – Lynne Featherstone

by Steve Beasant on 12 February, 2019

Hear from former DFID minister Lynne Featherstone on how the fight to eradicate FGM continues ➡️ Wednesday, 6th February was International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation Back in 2013 when I was a DFID minister, together with campaigners like Nimco Ali and Efua Dorkeeno, we kicked off the original government campaign on […]

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