Steve Beasant

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

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The Transport Secretary Chris Grayling betraying the North, after he said it was not up to central government to advance Crossrail in Northern England. Baroness Randerson, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport Writing in the Yorkshire Post, Chris Grayling said: “the success of Northern transport depends on the North itself.” It comes after the government […]

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Osborne is right to take on May over Northern Powerhouse

by Steve Beasant on 22 August, 2017

George Osborne is absolutely right to call out the prime minister for starving the North of investment in its railways. Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Vince Cable  I’m backing George Osborne in the row with Theresa May over HS3. He’s accused her advisers of trying to bury the Northern Powerhouse. George Osborne is absolutely right to […]

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The chief executive of British Airways, Alex Cruz, today said he is “profusely” sorry for an IT meltdown he revealed has disrupted 75,000 passengers’ flights.  But the Liberal Democrats are pointing out the scheme that allows passengers to claim compensation could be put at risk due to the Tory extreme Brexit. Currently, if you’re delayed by more than […]

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Liberal Democrat MP for Leeds North West Greg Mulholland has written to Secretary of State for Justice, Michael Gove MP, to ask why no announcement was eventually included in the Queen’s Speech on measures to tackle criminal driving. Following reports that ministers were due to announce measures in the Queen’s Speech to lengthen sentences for […]

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Liberal Democrat MP for Leeds North West Greg Mulholland yesterday urged justice secretary Michael Gove to bring forward changes to criminal driving law sooner than current plans. It follows Greg Mulholland‘s Criminal Driving (Justice for Victims) Bill, which he introduced in the House of Commons on 12th January 2016. A government review of penalties for driving […]

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Earlier today the Liberal Democrat Leader, Tim Farron attacked the Government’s annual fare increases for hard pressed commuters. Tim Farron said: “Thousands of hard working commuters are learning the news that they are facing yet another hike on their travel costs. “It really is a kick in the teeth to those who pay thousands of […]

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Reducing risk on the region’s roads

by Steve Beasant on 22 November, 2015

Brake Road Safety Week is one of the UK’s biggest road safety events, involving thousands of schools, organisations and community groups each year. Set up in 1997, the event aims to encourage grassroots action on road safety and raise awareness about the part everyone can play in preventing tragedies and making our roads safer. As […]

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Get on your bike!

by Steve Beasant on 5 July, 2015

TV show will promote safe cycling across Humber region. A new TV series is set to showcase the region’s beauty as part of the presenter’s cycling odyssey. On Your Bike features Luke Adams pedalling his trusty yellow bike hundreds of miles, from the cobbled streets of Beverley and the shoreline of Scarborough, across East Yorkshire […]

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Tim Farron comments on Davies report

by Steve Beasant on 1 July, 2015

Lib Dem Leadership candidate Tim Farron MP has this morning commented on the findings of the Davies report, he said: “Today’s Sir Howard Davies review has proposed extra expansion at Heathrow. This is something I oppose. I do so based on the critical issue of air pollution and noise for the residents who live close […]

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Bike Week in North East Lincolnshire

by Steve Beasant on 15 June, 2015

This week is national Bike Week and to celebrate North East Lincolnshire Council, working in partnership with Cofely, has a series of events lined up to give people the chance to discover cycling. Two town centre bike days have been organised for Friday and Saturday 19 and 20 June in Grimsby town centre. There’s a […]

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