Steve Beasant

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

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Responding to the unrest within the Cabinet following Friday’s meeting at Chequers, that has seen Brexit Secretary David Davis resign overnight, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable said: “Theresa May’s proposals can hardly be described as a ‘soft Brexit’, given the damage due to be caused to the economy by taking the UK out […]

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Lib Dems: McVey has contempt for inconvenient facts

by Steve Beasant on 4 July, 2018

Responding to reports that Esther McVey has made misleading statements to Parliament on Universal Credit, Liberal Democrat Work and Pensions Spokesperson Stephen Lloyd said: “The Secretary of State’s shocking disregard for the findings of the Government’s official auditor is yet another example of the Conservatives’ growing detachment from reality. “Instead of crudely ignoring a report that […]

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Lib Dems force action on empty houses

by Steve Beasant on 4 July, 2018

The Liberal Democrats have today claimed victory as the Conservative government bowed to pressure to take decisive action on empty houses, by giving new tax powers for councils. The government has accepted the principle of an amendment from Lib Dem Peers (Baroness Pinnock and Lord Shipley) to set in place an escalator of council tax […]

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Celebrating Pride

by Steve Beasant on 28 June, 2018

Pride is celebration – proud celebration of identity and freedom. And for Liberal Democrats it’s a moment for everybody to celebrate progress and the influence and impact of the entire LGBT+ community on our world. The following article was written by Edward Davey and published today on the Lib Dem Website. One of my own […]

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Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Christine Jardine MP has called for a full public inquiry into what British Intelligence agencies knew about US kidnap and torture of suspected terrorists after 9/11. It follows two reports by the parliamentary intelligence and security committee into the scale of UK involvement. Ms Jardine said: “These practices are completely […]

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Lib Dems: UK in the slow lane of climate action

by Steve Beasant on 28 June, 2018

Responding to the Climate Change Committees’ progress report published this morning, former Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey said: “The Tories must listen to this hard-hitting report- it should be a wake up call. “Ten years on from the world leading Climate Change Act that had all party support, […]

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The Liberal Democrats will today use a debate in the House of Lords to call on the Government to prioritise care of young disabled people in their social care plan, which is expected to be published this autumn.  Speaking ahead of her debate on the challenges faced by disabled people in the United Kingdom, Liberal […]

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Lib Dems: Time is running out for Brexit deal

by Steve Beasant on 28 June, 2018

The Liberal Democrats have called on the Tories to produce a realistic plan for Brexit. Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake said: “The marked lack of progress in negotiations will overshadow May’s trip to Brussels. At this point in negotiations all parties expected considerable progress. Time is running out. “We were promised a white paper, […]

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Vince Cable Speech: Housing

by Steve Beasant on 27 June, 2018

Vince Cable explores how we can end the housing crisis through pragmatic steps to create more affordable homes, protect those who are renting, and help people get on the property ladder. “At the centre of the last budget was a pledge to build 300,000 UK houses a year to address the ‘housing crisis’. We were […]

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Lib Dems: BMA backs final say

by Steve Beasant on 27 June, 2018

Responding to the BMA declaring support for the people to have the final say on the Brexit deal, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake said: “The BMA’s decision to back a final say on the deal demonstrates the extent to which Brexit threatens our health service. “With EU nurses and doctors leaving the UK, and an alarming […]

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