Steve Beasant

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

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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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A council supported bus service is making it easier for patients to travel to and from Grimsby’s Hope Street Medical Centre. Working alongside Hope Street Medical Centre, part of Care Plus Group, the council redirected the 1,2 and 20 bus services to stop closer to the centre. A patient at the centre spoke of his […]

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#LibDems blocked Tory plans to privatise motorways

by Steve Beasant on 23 April, 2015

It’s been revealed that the Lib Dems in government blocked Conservative plans to privatise our motorways and key A-Roads, which would have meant £120 charges for local road users. Shocking papers show plans to charge local people £120 just to use motorways and roads such as the A1, A30 and A303 – or be forced […]

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Motorists warned about scam emails

by Steve Beasant on 25 March, 2015

DVLA warns the public of an email scam that asks drivers to verify their driving licence and vehicle tax details via an online link. In some cases the email quotes a 16 digit reference number, telling drivers they’re due a refund for some of the payment made when they taxed their vehicle. They’re then asked […]

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Transport Minister Baroness Kramer announces package to improve journeys from ‘door to door’. A £3.9 million package to boost environmentally-friendly transport and improve accessibility for disabled people has been unveiled by Transport Minister Baroness Kramer today (23 March 2015). The money will be invested in improving journeys from ‘door to door’, including support for car […]

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Liberal Democrat MP for Leeds North West Greg Mulholland on Wednesday 18th March led the launch of a-manifesto on delivering proper justice for victims of criminal driving and their families. The launch was attended by parliamentarians, campaigners and families including constituents Peter Strong and Rebecca Still (photo on right), relatives of 16 year-old Otley resident […]

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Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will set out new plans to revolutionise travel in the north, including a new “TransNorth” rail system and road investments. A report released today by the government and Transport for the North (TfN), sets out a long term strategy to connect up the north, create a […]

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The Budget has confirmed that Severn Bridge tolls for cars and vans will be cut to £5.40 in 2018. Liberal Democrats in government have been pushing for the toll to be reduced and our manifesto plans include scrapping the toll completely once the bridges return to public ownership in 2018. Liberal Democrat MP Jenny Willott […]

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Liberal Democrats cancel planned fuel duty increases

by Steve Beasant on 18 March, 2015

The Budget has confirmed help for motorists by cancelling Labour’s fuel duty increase for September. This means that fuel duty will have been frozen for 5 years – the longest freeze for more than 20 years. This builds on previous action to cut fuel duty by 1 pence per litre (ppl) in March 2011 and […]

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