Steve Beasant

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

Liberal Democrat MP Christine Jardine today joined her constituent Karen Gray, whose son Murray suffers from a form of epilepsy, to present a petition to the Prime Minister calling for cannabidiol to be made available on the NHS. Murray suffers from a form of epilepsy and this treatment could alleviate his symptoms and improve his […]

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Responding to the news that the UK Government has dropped plans for a complete ban on controversial electric shock collars for cats and dogs, Liberal Democrat Environment spokesperson Tim Farron said: “Michael Gove marched the Government to the top of the hill on this issue, only to shamefully march back down with his tail tucked […]

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Vince Cable: Slow growth worrying indicator of Brexit

by Steve Beasant on 27 April, 2018

Responding to new official figures that show the lowest quarterly growth in the UK since 2012, Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable MP said:  “Today’s economic growth figures are a worrying indication that the negative impacts of Brexit are now becoming all too clear. While so-called Project Fear may have exaggerated the immediate effects of the referendum on […]

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Responding to reports that a UK visit from Donald Trump will happen on Friday 13th July, Jo Swinson, Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader and Foreign Affairs spokesperson said: “The government has made the right decision to cancel Trump’s state visit, but this scaled down trip must not be met with scaled down protests. “Protesting against a man with […]

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Commenting on crime figures released yesterday Liberal Democrat Home Affairs spokesperson, Ed Davey said: “These figures show the complete failure of Conservative ministers to protect communities from rising violent crime. “Last month a leaked report revealed the Home Office accepts that falling police budgets and police numbers have contributed to serious violent crime. Now we see […]

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Lib Dems: NHS staff being run ragged

by Steve Beasant on 27 April, 2018

Yesterday’s ‘Facing the Future Audit 2017’ published by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has recommended an increase in total of 752 FTE paediatric consultants to meet standards – 520-540 in England, 84-110 in Scotland, 84-91 in Wales and 30-31 in Northern Ireland. Services are struggling to ensure a consultant paediatrician is available […]

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The government is set to consider making upskirting a specific offence. Justice Secretary David Gauke has said he is reviewing the current law to “make sure it is fit for purpose”. This breakthrough comes after efforts by Liberal Democrat MP Wera Hobhouse and campaigner Gina Martin to ensure the law is changed so that upskirting […]

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Commenting on Theresa May’s refusal to maintain people’s access to their data in the Home Office, Vince Cable said: “The Prime Minister refused to address the growing concerns about government plans to remove people’s right to access their own data in the Home Office. “If EU citizens lose access to their data, it would be […]

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Responding to David Davis’ comments regarding the UK remaining in the customs union, Liberal Democrat Brexit committee member Wera Hobhouse MP said:  “It is ironic that Mr Davis, who continually talks about ‘taking back control’, refused to confirm the Government would comply with the wishes of Parliament if MPs voted for the UK to remain in […]

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Responding to reports that Brexit has caused significant numbers of nurses and midwives from Europe to quit the NHS last year Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson, Tom Brake said: “These figures are deeply concerning. Our health service has been built and is maintained by the hard work of people from not just the UK but around the world. It […]

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