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 Christine Jardine has today slammed the Conservative Government for refusing to act to stop the gender price gap. Speaking in Parliament today, Ms Jardine asked Victoria Atkins, Minister for Women and Equalities, if the Government would back her Bill to ensure that women cannot be charged more than men purely on the basis […]

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Responding to the Chancellor’s Spring Statement in the House of Commons this afternoon, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable said: “Brexit has crowded the usually significant Spring Statement out on to the margins of relevance, and the Chancellor has managed to make it even more of a non-event. “Despite continuing austerity for most government […]

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Lib Dems act to protect freedom of movement

by Steve Beasant on 14 March, 2019

Yesterday, the House of Lords will vote on a Liberal Democrat amendment to the Trade Bill which will require the Government to preserve the free economic movement of people should the UK leave the EU. Speaking ahead of the vote, Liberal Democrat Leader in the House of Lords, Dick Newby, said: “Now that the Commons […]

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PM’s authority is in tatters says Vince Cable

by Steve Beasant on 14 March, 2019

Responding to the large Government defeat in the House of Commons on the meaningful vote, Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable said: “The Prime Minister’s authority is in tatters while Brexit as a project is also in tatters. “We now need to move quickly to extend Article 50 and for the Commons to consider legislation for a […]

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Tory cuts contributing to rise in knife crime

by Steve Beasant on 14 March, 2019

Responding to the report by Ofsted on Safeguarding children and young people in education from knife crime, which has found schools aren’t supported well enough when it comes to dealing with knife crime, Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Layla Moran said: “School leaders are constantly having to do more with less. It is unsurprising that Ofsted have found […]

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Former leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron MP has today demanded the UK Government lobby FIFA for an independent investigation into Qatar’s 2022 World Cup bid. It comes after The Sunday Times reported from leaked documents that Qatar secretly offered $400m to Fifa just 21 days before world football’s governing body awarded the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. Liberal Democrat […]

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Javid’s judgement has had tragic consequences

by Steve Beasant on 10 March, 2019

Responding to the reports that the baby son of Shamima Begum has died, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson Ed Davey said: “The news that a little baby has died will touch the vast majority of people’s hearts – regardless of the crimes of his mother. “Many of us feared this tragic outcome when the Home […]

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We must now eradicate period poverty from society

by Steve Beasant on 10 March, 2019

Commenting on reports that Chancellor Phillip Hammond is to commit to investing funding to eradicate period poverty in English schools in next weeks Spring Statement, Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson Layla Moran said: “This move is long overdue and comes after years of campaigning. ”With 1 in 4 women saying they have experienced forms of period […]

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Strip Home Office of immigration powers

by Steve Beasant on 10 March, 2019

Responding to an Institute for Government’s report highlighting “flaws in the immigration system”, published today (Friday 8th March), Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson Ed Davey said: “The Institute for Government is right. The Windrush scandal and countless other failings show that the immigration system is not fit for purpose. “Now Brexit risks another scandal on an even bigger […]

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Liberal Democrat DWP Spokesperson Christine Jardine has called for the Chancellor to use his Spring Statement to end the freeze on working-age benefits, including Universal Credit and tax credits. It comes as the Joseph Rowntree Foundation publishes new statistics [08 March 2019 00:01] revealing that, should the final year of the freeze go ahead, the […]

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