Steve Beasant

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

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The Liberal Democrats are calling on the Conservative Government to take full responsibility for the knife crime epidemic that is plaguing the UK and urging them to take the initiative and boost funding for police and youth services. Both Ed Davey, the Lib Dem Home Affairs spokesperson and Tom Brake MP have challenged the Tories […]

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Revoke Article 50 if a deal isn’t agreed

by Steve Beasant on 16 March, 2019

The Liberal Democrats have today called for the Government to revoke Article 50 if no Brexit deal can be agreed a week before departure date. The proposal, debated and passed by delegates at the Liberal Democrat Spring Conference in York today, comes after a week of key Brexit votes in the House of Commons in which […]

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The Liberal Democrat conference in York will today [16/03/19] debate solutions to tackle growing transport emissions after revealing over 100 councils have no plans to increase the number of electric vehicle charging points. Liberal Democrat Climate Change Spokesperson Wera Hobhouse warned local councils have been “hamstrung by Conservative Government cuts” and said it was time Ministers took […]

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To mark World Consumers Rights Day, Liberal Democrat MP Christine Jardine has written to major cosmetic manufacturers and retailers across the UK as part of her campaign to scrap the gender price gap. Commenting on her campaign, Ms Jardine said: “We are a quarter of the way through 2019 and still men and women pay different prices for […]

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Brexit is too important to be left to politicians

by Steve Beasant on 16 March, 2019

Why does Parliament get to change its mind, but not the people? It’s double standards of the highest order. The following article was written by Tom Brake and published today on the Lib Dem Website. The Liberal Democrats have campaigned for an Exit from Brexit since the day after the 2016 Referendum. This motion reaffirms […]

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The fight against populism, Brexit and our wins in local government – catch up on Jo Swinson‘s speech now. Jo started out with a heartfelt tribute to those killed in the Christchurch mosque shooting this morning. “The forces that sow hate and division and seek to turn fellow citizens against each other must not and […]

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In her first keynote speech as Liberal Democrat Work and Pensions spokesperson, Christine Jardine today outlined her priorities to her party’s conference in York and demanded the Conservative Government stop cutting welfare payments, end the freeze on working-age benefits and abandon the two child benefit cap. Please see below Christine Jardine‘s speech to Liberal Democrat Conference […]

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Corbyn’s Cowardly Brexit Betrayal

by Steve Beasant on 14 March, 2019

Corbyn turned his back on Remainers again today as he whipped Labour to abstain on a motion calling for a people’s vote. The following article was written by Sir Ed Davey MP and published today on the Lib Dem Website. I am fuming. After Parliament has made clear that they are incapable of agreeing on Brexit, the […]

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The deal flops – again

by Steve Beasant on 14 March, 2019

Theresa May’s deal just got thrashed 391 votes to 242. The Prime Minister can’t be allowed to kick the can down the road again. The following article was written by Jo Swinson and published on Mar 12 on the Lib Dem Website. Is anyone getting deja vu? It’s like January all over again. Theresa May’s been […]

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Labour leadership sits on their hands

by Steve Beasant on 14 March, 2019

Speaking after the Labour Party fails to back a People’s Vote and the House of Commons votes for an extension of Article 50, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable said:  “Labour have predictably let down the cause of a People’s Vote this evening. This was their first chance to stand up and be counted, but instead […]

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