Steve Beasant

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

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Not credible for Boris to stay in Govt after £350m NHS myth

by Steve Beasant on 17 September, 2017

After Boris Johnson has yet again repeated the nonsense claim that the myth that Tories will put £350m more a week into the NHS once we leave the EU, it’s time for him to be unceremoniously kicked out of Government. Lib Dem Shadow Health Secretary Norman Lamb  In April 2016, I wrote to the UK Statistics […]

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Kirsty William’s speech to conference

by Steve Beasant on 17 September, 2017

Kirsty Williams AM, the Welsh Cabinet Secretary for Education, gave a speech to Lib Dem Conference today. She spoke about the state of education across the UK. I would like to open this speech with a thank-you to Tim Farron for his leadership over what, unquestionably, has been the toughest period this party has ever […]

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We are the only party offering an exit from Brexit

by Steve Beasant on 17 September, 2017

There’s only one party that is unequivocally pro-Remain and offering the British public a chance for an exit to Brexit – and that is the Liberal Democrats. Shadow Lib Dem Exiting the European Union Spokesperson Tom Brake The effects of Brexit are already being felt. The value of the pound has plummeted. Inflation has risen. Growth […]

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It’s time for a pay rise for our armed forces

by Steve Beasant on 17 September, 2017

At our Autumn Conference in Bournemouth, the Liberal Democrats have voted to give our Armed Forces a pay rise – and to improve career prospects for Veterans. Today at our Autumn Conference the Liberal Democrats have called on the government to immediately lift the pay cap on the armed forces to address a growing recruitment […]

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Highlights from Jo Swinson’s speech to conference

by Steve Beasant on 17 September, 2017

Read the highlights from Jo Swinson‘s speech to conference Live Jo Swindon's speech to conference Watch LIVE: Liberal Democrat deputy leader Jo Swinson's speech to conference. Posted by Liberal Democrats on Sunday, 17 September 2017 Jo opened her speech by talking about the politics of the bully… When calm heads and brave leaders are needed […]

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Christine, Jo, Vince and others at the Conference rally

by Steve Beasant on 17 September, 2017

The following article was written by Caron Lindsay the Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron’s Musings and published to on the Liberal Democrat Voice Website. The Conference rally was as upbeat and optimistic and positive as you would expect that motivational event at the start of Conference to be. You can watch the whole […]

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The following article was written by the Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable and published yesterday on the Lib Dem Website. Liberal Democrats are united on Europe. We strongly believe that Britain is better off as a full member of the European Union. I am proud of this stance, and continue to argue for an […]

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Unless Theresa May drops her opposition to the ECJ, she is putting Britain’s security at risk. Lib Dem Shadow Home Secretary Edward Davey The simple fact is that the proposed EU-UK security treaty is likely to fail unless Theresa May drops her opposition to the European Court of Justice. The government has announced it will seek […]

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Vince Cable has warned that hiking interest rates would hurt indebted households, after the Bank of England hinted today it may raise rates in the coming months. The Bank of England’s nine-strong Monetary Policy Committee voted today by 7-2 to keep interest rates on hold at 0.25%, amid sluggish growth and a squeeze on household […]

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Today and #LDConf we have called for a new environmental watchdog to uphold green laws post-Brexit Lib Dem Deputy Leader in the Lords & Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Kate Parminter Today at #LDConf we have called for the setting up of a tough new watchdog to protect the environment from […]

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