Steve Beasant

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

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Tom Brake responds to Boris’ speech

by Steve Beasant on 14 February, 2018

If Boris’s speech this morning was supposed to offer an olive branch to Remainers, Boris clearly picked up the wrong draft. The following article was written by Tom Brake and published today on the Lib Dem Website. If this speech was supposed to offer an olive branch to Remainers, Boris must have picked up the […]

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Housing Should be for Social Need and the Public Good

by Steve Beasant on 8 February, 2018

Lib Dem MP Wera Hobhouse calls on the government to tackle the dire state of the housing market… Wera Hobhouse made a speech arguing that local authorities should be allowed to build houses with social need and the public good as a priority, rather than simply profit.

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Listen as Lib Dem Deputy Leader Jo Swinson confronts John Humphrys live on-air about his disparaging equal pay jokes & just not getting sexual harassment. Listen as @joswinson confronts John Humphrys live on-air about his disparaging equal pay jokes & just not getting sexual harassment. pic.twitter.com/hmRLNOHBNF — Liberal Democrats (@LibDems) February 8, 2018

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Commenting on reports that NHS A&E waiting times have hit the worst levels on record, Vince Cable, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, said: “This is yet more evidence of the growing crisis in our health and social care services, where staff are being put under great pressure and quality of care for patients is suffering. When […]

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Layla Moran MP Questions Theresa May on Vagrancy Act

by Steve Beasant on 8 February, 2018

During Prime Minister’s Questions yesterday Lib Dem MP Layla Moran urged Theresa May to scrap a law dating back to the 1820s that is still being used to drag thousands of homeless people before the courts each year for rough sleeping. Oxford West and Abingdon MP Layla Moran has asked the Prime Minister to scrap […]

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100 years of women’s suffrage

by Steve Beasant on 6 February, 2018

100 years ago today the first women got the right to vote. This weekend, we spoke to five of our female MPs & Candidates about what this landmark means to them – and the work that’s still to be done. The following article was written by Jo Swinson and published today on the Lib Dem […]

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Trump is dangerously deluded about the NHS – Lib Dems

by Steve Beasant on 5 February, 2018

Responding to Donald Trump’s latest attack on the NHS, Baroness Jolly, Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson, said: “Trump is dangerously deluded about the NHS. He needs to read up on how his own health system works before attacking others. “The NHS is a jewel in the crown of UK society. We should always be proud of […]

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Commenting on Theresa May’s insistence that the UK will leave the Customs Union after Brexit, Tom Brake, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson, said: “The idea that UK will not be in the, or any, Customs Union, confirms that the crazed, extreme Brexiters are now in control of the Government. “The Tories’ increasing obsession with putting two fingers up […]

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Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable has written to Jeremy Corbyn asking him to join the campaign for a referendum on the terms of any Brexit deal.  Corbyn has taken the same position as the Conservatives in ruling out a referendum, as well as continued membership of the Single Market and the Customs Union. But evidence […]

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Brexit analysis: Fall in EU migration far from cost free

by Steve Beasant on 1 February, 2018

Leaked government Brexit analysis reveals the cost to the British economy of cutting migration. The following article was written by the Lib Dem Leader Vince Cable and published today on the Lib Dem Website. Leaked government Brexit analysis reveals that the cost to the British economy of cutting migration from the EU would be significantly […]

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