Steve Beasant

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

Tories woefully underprepared for Brexit

by Steve Beasant on 10 October, 2018

Speaking after the Brexit committee evidence session this morning with the National Audit Office Chief Sir Amyas Morse, Liberal Democrat committee member Wera Hobhouse said:  “When the Government’s own civil servants are relying on reports from the National Audit Office to understand what is going on in their own departments, you know the Government is […]

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Unexplained wealth orders an “essential tool”

by Steve Beasant on 10 October, 2018

Responding as details of the first unexplained wealth order are revealed Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable said: “Unexplained wealth orders are an essential new tool in the fight against corruption, and I am pleased to see that they are actually being used. Our country must no longer be seen as a safe place to launder dirty money. “But […]

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Responding to reports that the Government has begun refusing applications for UK citizenship from some of those applying in the wake of the Windrush scandal, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs spokesperson Ed Davey said: “The Windrush scandal was caused by Home Office hostility and inflexibility. “People who’d been living here perfectly legally for decades were detained […]

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So much for making a success of Brexit. The only option now is to slam on the brakes. The following article was written by Edward Davey and published on the Lib Dem Website. The more Theresa May tries to sound defiant, the more desperate she seems. After her weak and rattled statement in Salzburg yesterday, […]

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Increase in knife-related injuries demands Government action

by Steve Beasant on 23 September, 2018

Liberal Democrat MP Norman Lamb last week called for Conservative Ministers to reverse public health cuts and increase investment in anti-violent crime projects following new NHS figures revealing the number of hospital admissions caused by knife-related injuries rose by 15% last year. In 2017-18, 4,986 people were admitted to hospital due to assault by a sharp object, […]

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May is hypocritical on social housing

by Steve Beasant on 23 September, 2018

Responding to Theresa May’s speech to the National Housing Federation last week, Liberal Democrat Housing Spokesperson Wera Hobhouse said: “How can Theresa May keep a straight face when criticising politicians for continuing to ‘look down’ on those in social housing? It has been her party that has eradicated social homes for rent right across the […]

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Vince Cable’s Leader address to Lib Dem Autumn Conference

by Steve Beasant on 18 September, 2018

Conference, we meet at an absolutely crucial moment. In the next few months the future of our country will be decided for decades to come. And history will record that Liberal Democrats have been on the right side of the Brexit argument. Right to oppose Brexit in the first place. Right to predict a bad […]

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Liberal Democrat Conference has today voted for a motion designed to spread opportunity, power and wealth more fairly throughout society and to give everyone a stake in the UK’s economic success. The party expects these reforms to raise an additional £15 billion per year, though this is likely to grow as the rate of wealth passed down increases […]

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Norman Lamb: No child should be left to suffer in silence

by Steve Beasant on 18 September, 2018

Liberal Democrats have today passed an emergency motion at their conference which aims to tackle the high rates of self-harm amongst children. Commenting on the call for greater support from the education system for vulnerable students former Health Minister Norman Lamb said:  “The level of self-harm that the Children’s Society have uncovered, especially amongst girls, […]

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Liberal Democrats demand international treaty on plastics

by Steve Beasant on 17 September, 2018

The Liberal Democrats have today demanded the Government initiate negotiations within the UN for a legally binding international treaty on plastics. The treaty, set out at the Liberal Democrat conference in Brighton, would encompass phased reductions in the production, consumption and trade of virgin feedstock. It would also include a financial mechanism providing aid and capacity-building assistance […]

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