Steve Beasant

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

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Liberal Democrat MP for Bradford East David Ward last week (13th March) welcomed the six point plan published by Insurance giant Aviva, to clamp down on the number of fraudulent and exaggerated whiplash claims and ensure that genuine injured parties get the medical care that they need. Aviva Insurance has just published a six point […]

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MEPs approve life-saving changes to lorry designs

by Steve Beasant on 11 March, 2015

MEPs have voted in favour of life-saving changes to EU lorry design rules in a move that has been welcomed by cycling groups and safety campaigners. Current EU length restrictions force lorry manufacturers to design short cab fronts with dangerous blind spots and blunt cabin fronts, increasing the risk of serious accidents with cyclists and […]

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Green move adds electric cars to government car fleet. Over 100 plug-in cars and vans will join the government vehicle fleet as part of a commitment to green transport, the government has announced today (10 March 2015). Fifteen government departments and agencies, including the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Ministry of Defence and the Home Office, […]

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MEPs set to back life-saving changes to lorry designs

by Steve Beasant on 10 March, 2015

MEPs are set to approve life-saving changes to EU rules on lorry designs tomorrow that could help avoid hundreds of accidents with cyclists and pedestrians. Current EU length restrictions force lorry manufacturers to design short cab fronts with dangerous blind spots and blunt cabin fronts, increasing the risk of serious accidents. The new rules will […]

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Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced £115m in funding for cycling projects across the UK. The money will be split between eight major cities, with each using the money to improve the safety and accessibility of their cycle routes. This covers: £22m for Birmingham, with plans to build the infrastructure […]

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The Deputy Prime Minister has outlined how a £114 million investment in cycling will be divided up between 8 major UK cities. The £114 million investment will make it easier and safer for people to get on their bikes. Bristol, Leeds, Cambridge, Birmingham, Norwich, Newcastle, Oxford and Cambridge all submitted their bids for the funding […]

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New powers to tackle drug driving

by Steve Beasant on 2 March, 2015

A new law to make it easier for police to catch and convict drug drivers took effect today in England and Wales. Motorists who get behind the wheel after taking illegal drugs face a criminal record, loss of their licence for at least a year and a fine of up to £5000. The legislation makes […]

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Liberal Democrat MP for Mid Dorset and North Poole Annette Brooke, led a debate on Wednesday (25th February) in Westminster Hall on the problem of bullying on dedicated school buses. The focus of the debate was to share the results of a survey Annette Brooke carried out last year and to press for more action […]

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A young cycle mechanic, who has been described by the ATG world-class workshop trainer, Jules Thrasher, as a rare talent, is riding high at the top of his profession. Adam James, who works full-time at the Grimsby Cycle Hub, has achieved Cytech accreditation level 3, the highest qualification in the bike maintenance industry. Janine Walker, […]

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Details of government support up to 2020 announced as popularity grows for plug-in vehicles. A wave of charge points to support the fast-growing popularity of plug-in vehicles will be installed across the UK after the government set out £32 million of infrastructure support up to 2020. Homes, hospitals, train stations and A-roads will be some […]

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