Steve Beasant

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

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Lib Dems: Housing crisis a human crisis

by Steve Beasant on 27 June, 2018

Responding to the Government’s announcement revealing there are now more than 79,000 households, and more than 123,000 homeless children, living in temporary accommodation across the country, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Housing, Wera Hobhouse, said: “The shocking statistics revealed today demonstrate the need for the Tories to be much more ambitious if they are to help the […]

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The Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to go further with reform of prison sentences. Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson Ed Davey said: “Liberal Democrats have long campaigned for a presumption against sentences of less than 12 months. Under these plans we would reduce prison overcrowding and redirect resources towards community sentences which are proven […]

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Lib Dems: Civil partnership ruling a victory

by Steve Beasant on 27 June, 2018

Responding to the news that the Supreme Court has ruled that mixed-sex couples should be able to enter into civil partnerships, Liberal Democrat Equalities Spokesperson Baroness Meral Hussein-Ece said: “The Liberal Democrats are delighted by the Supreme Court’s decision to rule against the Government and ensure that mixed-sex couples will be able to form civil partnerships. “This brings into […]

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Responding to the US Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Trump’s travel ban, Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Christine Jardine said: “This is another disappointing development and yet more evidence of why this Conservative Government should be distancing the country from, not welcoming, Donald Trump. “If we must play host to this President then we should […]

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Lib Dems: Hard Brexit means Honda screeches to a halt

by Steve Beasant on 27 June, 2018

Responding to concerns from Honda that Brexit will limit access to their supply chain, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake said: “First it was Airbus, then BMW and now Honda warning of the dire consequences of a ‘no deal’ Brexit and the continued lack of clarity over the UK Government’s position on customs and regulatory alignment. “As Honda states, […]

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Commenting on the Commons Defence Committee report, which states that the defence budget should rise from 2% of GDP (£40bn) to 3% (£60bn), Liberal Democrat Armed Forces Spokesperson, Jamie Stone MP, said: “The UK must be able to defend itself and the territories for which it has responsibility. It is unacceptable that our armed forces […]

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Yesterday, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Vince Cable made a keynote speech on housing policy. Cable stated that the Liberal Democrats see protecting the green belt as the best way to tackle urban sprawl. However, the former Business Secretary outlined a new flexible policy allowing some development on disused brownfield land, such as former petrol station sites, which are currently defined […]

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In a keynote housing speech today the Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Vince Cable will call for strict action against empty homes and for reforms to make it easier for young people unable to get on the housing ladder. Cable will call for: Increase from 200% council tax on empty homes to 500% Stamp duty surcharge […]

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Lib Dems: Urgent electoral reform paramount

by Steve Beasant on 26 June, 2018

Responding to an Electoral Commission report which pushes for urgent action to promote transparency during elections, Liberal Democrat Constitutional and Electoral Reform Spokesperson Lord Tyler said: “The recommendations of the Electoral Commission require urgent action if further illegal intervention in our democratic process is to be eradicated. After all, another General Election or public vote could occur in […]

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Lib Dems: PM rubbished Brexit motor industry concerns

by Steve Beasant on 26 June, 2018

Responding to BMW’s warning that they will shut down UK sites if delays after Brexit clog up the supply chain, Liberal Democrat MP for Oxford West and Abingdon Layla Moran said: “When I warned the Prime Minister about this issue last year she rubbished my concerns and those of many employed in the motor industry. “Frankly, the […]

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