Steve Beasant

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

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Liberal Democrat MP Wera Hobhouse and campaigner Gina Martin have today announced that they are working with the Ministry of Justice to make ‘upskirting’ a specific sexual offence. After securing the Prime Minister’s commitment to consider Wera Hobhouse’s Bill at PMQs last week, Wera, Gina and lawyer Ryan Whelan (Gibson Dunn) have been working on […]

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Lib Dems: Incredulity at Brexiters’ cockiness

by Steve Beasant on 10 May, 2018

Commenting on reports that Brexiters are suggesting an extension of the transition period to accommodate changes to customs arrangements, Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesperson Tom Brake said: “People will remember with incredulity Liam Fox’s claim that a free trade agreement with the EU should be ‘one of the easiest in human history’. “It is now clear there isn’t […]

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Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable yesterday called on the new Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, to publish a Foreign Office document that reportedly warned of the Windrush crisis. The BBC reported last week that Caribbean ministers alerted Philip Hammond, the then Foreign Secretary, in April 2016 of the possible deportation of immigrants who had spent most […]

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Lords vote “puts Parliament in the driving seat”

by Steve Beasant on 30 April, 2018

Commenting on the Tory government’s defeat in the House of Lords on giving parliament a meaningful vote on the Brexit Deal, Liberal Democrat leader in the House of Lords Dick Newby said: “This is a hugely important result. It puts Parliament in the driving seat and ensures that the government will follow the directive of […]

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High time Tories end uncertainty on Irish border

by Steve Beasant on 30 April, 2018

Responding to comments from the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, that a solution to the Irish border issue must be found, Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesperson Tom Brake said: “Barnier is right and should be heeded. It is farcical that the Tory government have continued to kick this major issue into the long grass. Our EU partners, […]

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Ed Davey: Javid must turn around failing Home Office

by Steve Beasant on 30 April, 2018

Responding to the news that Sajid Javid has been named as the Home Secretary following the resignation of Amber Rudd, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs spokesperson Ed Davey said: “I welcome Mr Javid to his new role and wish him well. However, he now faces a mammoth task of turning around Theresa May’s failures at the […]

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Protest Trump

by Steve Beasant on 28 April, 2018

Protest Trump The Government has made the right decision to cancel Trump’s state visit, but this scaled down trip must not be met with scaled down protests. Protesting against a man with dangerous, misogynistic and racist views is our responsibility. It is our opportunity to stand in solidarity with all the people he has abused and denigrated. […]

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The Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Home Affairs, Sir Ed Davey, warned the Government on the PoliticsHome website that ‘a little noticed clause in the Data Protection Bill’ could cause a new scandal even larger than Windrush. The Windrush scandal has shone a light on just how horrific Theresa May’s “hostile environment” immigration policy has become. […]

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Sainsbury’s and Asda are in merger talks according to reports today. The combined group would account for 30% of the UK grocery market, further concentrating the market in just a few hands. Commenting, Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable said: “The grocery market – and the British shopper – already suffers from the mid-market being dominated by just […]

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Responding to the news that the UK Government has dropped plans for a complete ban on controversial electric shock collars for cats and dogs, Liberal Democrat Environment spokesperson Tim Farron said: “Michael Gove marched the Government to the top of the hill on this issue, only to shamefully march back down with his tail tucked […]

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