Steve Beasant

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

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The government must urgently spell out its aims from the second phase of EU negotiations and on transitional arrangements or their infighting risks wrecking Britain’s financial services industry. The following article was written by the Lib Dem Leader Vince Cable and published today on the Lib Dem Website. The government must urgently spell out its […]

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Public support is growing for a referendum on the Brexit deal – and it’s time that Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party got off the fence and backed it: The following article was written by the Lib Dem Leader Vince Cable and published today on the Lib Dem Website. An ICM poll for The Guardian has shown […]

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Responding to reports that a UK visit from Trump will happen later this year as details are being ‘finalised’, Jo Swinson, Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader and Foreign Affairs Spokesperson, said: “Trump is a dangerous, misogynistic racist and is deserving of the protests he will undoubtedly face. “If and when he comes to the UK the Liberal […]

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More funding is needed urgently to tackle rough sleeping – find out why. The following article was written by the Lib Dem Leader Vince Cable and published today on the Lib Dem Website. Rough sleeping in England rose by 15% in the year to autumn 2017, according to new government figures.  A 15% rise in […]

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Ed Davey responds to ‘shocking crime figures’

by Steve Beasant on 25 January, 2018

Ed Davey responds to figures showing that incidences of violent crime and sex offences have risen Police recorded crime statistics show a rise in reported crime over the past year, in particular sex offences and knife and gun crime. 5.3 million crimes were recorded: a rise of 14%. The number of incidences of sex offences […]

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New figures show that violence and self-injury in prisons have reached record highs. Data released by the Ministry of Justice demonstrates a 12% rise in incidences of both self-injury and assaults over the past year in prisons in England and Wales. Over the last 12 months there has been a 15% increase in the number […]

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How we save our NHS

by Steve Beasant on 25 January, 2018

Yesterday, I received the following email from the Leader of the of the Lib Dems, Vince cable – I hope that you take time to read the email and watch the video. Hi Steve, this Winter’s NHS Crisis is one of the worst for a long time – and for me, it’s brought one thing into sharp […]

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Electric shock collars are barbaric and cruel – and extensive research has proved that they are harmful and unnecessary. It’s time to ban them. The following article was written by Former Leader of the Lib Dems Tim Farron and published yesterday on the Lib Dem Website. The Scottish government has announced that they will ban […]

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The latest National House Building Council statistics will say that there has been a 6% growth in the number of new homes built in 2017 on the previous year. Responding, Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable said: “A 6% increase to 160,000 homes still leaves the country a long way short on the 300,000 a year […]

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Commenting on ONS figures released yesterday showing an 82,000 fall in the number of self-employed workers, Liberal Democrat Work and Pensions spokesperson Stephen Lloyd MP said: “Liberal Democrats are deeply concerned by this huge drop in the number of people working for themselves, reversing a shift towards increasing self-employment and entrepreneurial risk-taking. “I find it hard to believe […]

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