Steve Beasant

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

Highlights of Tom Brake‘s speech to conference. Tom opened with a warning of the consequences of a no deal Brexit… It is becoming clearer what the United Kingdom, in a Tory post-Brexit No Deal scenario, would look like. Although the Government are promising petrol won’t run out and anarchy will be avoided after Brexit, their […]

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We’ve come a long way – but our abortion laws haven’t

by Steve Beasant on 16 September, 2018

We’ve just passed a new motion, to make our abortion laws more humane. The following article was written by Katy Gordon and published yesterday on the Lib Dem Website. In 1967, Liberals, led by David Steel helped pass the first abortion act. This groundbreaking and brave piece of legislation enabled women to access safe, free […]

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Moving the needle on animal welfare

by Steve Beasant on 16 September, 2018

We’ve just passed a new motion, committing the Liberal Democrats to higher animal welfare standards. The following article was written by Kate Parminter and published yesterday on the Lib Dem Website. Today conference passed a motion that moved the needle on animal welfare. 80% of the UK’s animal welfare legislation comes from EU law – […]

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We’ve been under attack – Windrush

by Steve Beasant on 16 September, 2018

Lib Dems yesterday passed a new motion, demanding better for the Windrush community The Tory government’s ‘hostile environment’ is racist. It is born of the growing intolerance the Conservatives have been stirring up in the UK for the last three years. And as we found out earlier this year, it has led to the targeting […]

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Our education spokesperson Layla Moran addresses conference: Layla opened with a throwback to her election last year… One year ago, I stood here fresh faced and new. Still recovering from an exhausting election, but full of excitement and enthusiasm. Impatient to play my part in rebuilding our Party after a couple of devastatingly disappointing election […]

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Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Layla Moran has made a keynote speech to Conference calling for for no child to be left behind. Layla Moran speech in full (please check against delivery) I am now in my second year as MP for Oxford West and Abingdon. But just as proudly – and for me as crucially […]

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Liberal Democrat conference has passed a motion demanding the restoration of rights to the Windrush Generation. The motion demands an end to the damaging hostile environment policy started under May’s leadership of the Home Office. The motion calls for measures to ensure there is a fair process that would prevent future outrages, and for compensation for any victims […]

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Lib Dems: Animal welfare standards central to liberal values

by Steve Beasant on 15 September, 2018

The Liberal Democrats have today passed a motion at their conference in Brighton calling on the Government to pay full regard to animal welfare, with a range of measures to improve the treatment of animals.   Liberal Democrats committed to phase out animal experiments that cause extreme suffering, to reduce deformities in pedigree pets, make horse […]

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Lib Dems stand up for civil liberties

by Steve Beasant on 15 September, 2018

The Liberal Democrats are opposing Government proposals to: criminalise “reckless” speech, make it a crime just to travel to certain places, criminalise what you read on the internet, give police more power to hold innocent people’s DNA, and allow officers to detain people at airports without suspicion. None of these new laws are necessary to […]

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Giving Everyone a Stake

by Steve Beasant on 15 September, 2018

Liberal Democrats have set out bold reforms designed to spread opportunity, power and wealth more fairly throughout society and to give everyone a stake in the UK’s economic success. The party expects these reforms to raise an additional £15 billion per year, though this is likely to grow as the rate of wealth passed down […]

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