Steve Beasant

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

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100 years of women’s suffrage

by Steve Beasant on 6 February, 2018

100 years ago today the first women got the right to vote. This weekend, we spoke to five of our female MPs & Candidates about what this landmark means to them – and the work that’s still to be done. The following article was written by Jo Swinson and published today on the Lib Dem […]

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A new tax earmarked solely for the NHS and social care is among the recommendations from a panel of 10 experts in a report on healthcare reform commissioned by the Liberal Democrats.  Download the report here This heavyweight report, Health and Social Care: Delivering a Secure Funding Future, will form the blueprint of the Lib […]

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Trump is dangerously deluded about the NHS – Lib Dems

by Steve Beasant on 5 February, 2018

Responding to Donald Trump’s latest attack on the NHS, Baroness Jolly, Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson, said: “Trump is dangerously deluded about the NHS. He needs to read up on how his own health system works before attacking others. “The NHS is a jewel in the crown of UK society. We should always be proud of […]

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Commenting on Theresa May’s insistence that the UK will leave the Customs Union after Brexit, Tom Brake, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson, said: “The idea that UK will not be in the, or any, Customs Union, confirms that the crazed, extreme Brexiters are now in control of the Government. “The Tories’ increasing obsession with putting two fingers up […]

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Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable has written to Jeremy Corbyn asking him to join the campaign for a referendum on the terms of any Brexit deal.  Corbyn has taken the same position as the Conservatives in ruling out a referendum, as well as continued membership of the Single Market and the Customs Union. But evidence […]

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Brexit analysis: Fall in EU migration far from cost free

by Steve Beasant on 1 February, 2018

Leaked government Brexit analysis reveals the cost to the British economy of cutting migration. The following article was written by the Lib Dem Leader Vince Cable and published today on the Lib Dem Website. Leaked government Brexit analysis reveals that the cost to the British economy of cutting migration from the EU would be significantly […]

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Responding to comments made in the House by Brexit Minister Steve Baker earlier today, where he appeared to confirm an allegation that civil servants have deliberately developed negative economic models in regards to Brexit, Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesperson Tom Brake said: “Ministers should never be in the business of fanning the flames of conspiracy theories, but this […]

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The ONS has released its latest figures from the Wealth and Assets Survey. Findings include: In July 2014 to June 2016, the wealth held by the top 10% of households was around five times greater than the wealth of the bottom half of all households combined. The wealthiest 10% own 44% of all wealth, those […]

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Commenting on reports that betting firms Ladbrokes, William Hill, and PT Entertainment have agreed to change online games promotions after pressure from the regulator, Don Foster, former Minister at DCLG with responsibility for gambling, has said: “The Ladbrokes Coral assertion that ‘things had unintentionally gone too far’ is hardly the fulsome apology that is needed. “It […]

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Shocking neglect of psychosis patients exposed

by Steve Beasant on 1 February, 2018

This lays bare the stark discrimination experienced by people with mental ill health at the heart of our NHS. The following article was written by Norman Lamb and published today on the Lib Dem Website. Shocking evidence of discrimination against people with severe mental illness has been uncovered by the Liberal Democrats, as a national survey […]

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