Steve Beasant

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

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Vince Cable Q&A

by Steve Beasant on 16 September, 2018

The Leader of the Liberal Democrats took questions from members this afternoon in the main auditorium. The topics were wide-ranging, but one interesting question cropped up – are the Liberal Democrats being too nice? Find out below:

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Jo Swinson demands a new ‘Geneva Convention’

by Steve Beasant on 16 September, 2018

The Liberal Democrats have today set out their strategic goals to restore Britain’s place as a leader in improving the lives of people around the world, including a new ‘Geneva Convention’ for modern warfare. Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Jo Swinson, warned her party conference that “all around the world, small-minded, populist leaders are […]

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Lib Dems call for an end to hostile environment

by Steve Beasant on 16 September, 2018

Liberal Democrat conference has passed a motion calling for fairer immigration policies. The motion calls for an end to the hostile policies made by the Home Office under the Conservative Government and the wrongful blaming of immigrants for problems such as the housing crisis, low wages and the lack of social cohesion in too many […]

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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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