Steve Beasant

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

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Commenting on Theresa May’s refusal to maintain people’s access to their data in the Home Office, Vince Cable said: “The Prime Minister refused to address the growing concerns about government plans to remove people’s right to access their own data in the Home Office. “If EU citizens lose access to their data, it would be […]

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Responding to David Davis’ comments regarding the UK remaining in the customs union, Liberal Democrat Brexit committee member Wera Hobhouse MP said:  “It is ironic that Mr Davis, who continually talks about ‘taking back control’, refused to confirm the Government would comply with the wishes of Parliament if MPs voted for the UK to remain in […]

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Responding to reports that Brexit has caused significant numbers of nurses and midwives from Europe to quit the NHS last year Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson, Tom Brake said: “These figures are deeply concerning. Our health service has been built and is maintained by the hard work of people from not just the UK but around the world. It […]

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Liberal Democrat councillors listen, work hard and get things done for their communities. It’s why right across the country, people have been electing more of them, week in, week out. There is a secret phenomenon in British politics. It is occurring in by-elections all over the country, week in, week out, to local authorities from […]

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Lib Dem MP Tom Brake is calling on the Minister for Children and Families to take further action on the ‘child in need’ review. In England, 58,000 16 and 17-year-olds receive support from local authority children’s services. On 16 March, the Department for Education launched a review into the educational outcomes of children in need […]

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Former Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron has written to the Department for Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey to make the case for a ‘poverty impact assessment clause’ which would force the Government to take into account how a new law would affect those living in poverty before passing it. The call comes after Tim‘s […]

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Responding to reports that Theresa May played a leading role in shaping anti-immigration plans Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson Ed Davey, said: “Theresa May is desperate to distance herself from the regressive and hostile actions of the Home Office whilst she was in charge, but the evidence is that she was only too keen to force […]

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Lib Dems: new-build home woes fall on deaf ears

by Steve Beasant on 19 April, 2018

Commenting on an investigation into Bovis Homes, conducted by The Times, Liberal Democrat Housing spokesperson, Wera Hobhouse said: “Our housing market is not producing the quantity, quality, or type of new homes we need. More than half of new homes have experienced major problems, whilst major house building firms have seen their profits increase by […]

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Commenting on the opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London today Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Jo Swinson said: “Pinning all our hopes for the future of UK trade on the Commonwealth is reckless. “The UK currently exports nearly five times as much to the EU as it does to the Commonwealth […]

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Lib Dems: “Young people deserve better”

by Steve Beasant on 19 April, 2018

Responding to the Resolution Foundation’s prediction that one third of young people will never own their own home, Liberal Democrat Housing spokesperson Wera Hobhouse commented: “This government has failed time and time again to take sufficient steps to tackle the housing crisis, and it is our young people that are ultimately paying the price. “This […]

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