Steve Beasant

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

Commenting on crime figures released yesterday Liberal Democrat Home Affairs spokesperson, Ed Davey said: “These figures show the complete failure of Conservative ministers to protect communities from rising violent crime. “Last month a leaked report revealed the Home Office accepts that falling police budgets and police numbers have contributed to serious violent crime. Now we see […]

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Lib Dems: NHS staff being run ragged

by Steve Beasant on 27 April, 2018

Yesterday’s ‘Facing the Future Audit 2017’ published by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has recommended an increase in total of 752 FTE paediatric consultants to meet standards – 520-540 in England, 84-110 in Scotland, 84-91 in Wales and 30-31 in Northern Ireland. Services are struggling to ensure a consultant paediatrician is available […]

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The government is set to consider making upskirting a specific offence. Justice Secretary David Gauke has said he is reviewing the current law to “make sure it is fit for purpose”. This breakthrough comes after efforts by Liberal Democrat MP Wera Hobhouse and campaigner Gina Martin to ensure the law is changed so that upskirting […]

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Commenting on Theresa May’s refusal to maintain people’s access to their data in the Home Office, Vince Cable said: “The Prime Minister refused to address the growing concerns about government plans to remove people’s right to access their own data in the Home Office. “If EU citizens lose access to their data, it would be […]

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Responding to David Davis’ comments regarding the UK remaining in the customs union, Liberal Democrat Brexit committee member Wera Hobhouse MP said:  “It is ironic that Mr Davis, who continually talks about ‘taking back control’, refused to confirm the Government would comply with the wishes of Parliament if MPs voted for the UK to remain in […]

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Responding to reports that Brexit has caused significant numbers of nurses and midwives from Europe to quit the NHS last year Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson, Tom Brake said: “These figures are deeply concerning. Our health service has been built and is maintained by the hard work of people from not just the UK but around the world. It […]

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Liberal Democrat councillors listen, work hard and get things done for their communities. It’s why right across the country, people have been electing more of them, week in, week out. There is a secret phenomenon in British politics. It is occurring in by-elections all over the country, week in, week out, to local authorities from […]

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Lib Dem MP Tom Brake is calling on the Minister for Children and Families to take further action on the ‘child in need’ review. In England, 58,000 16 and 17-year-olds receive support from local authority children’s services. On 16 March, the Department for Education launched a review into the educational outcomes of children in need […]

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Former Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron has written to the Department for Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey to make the case for a ‘poverty impact assessment clause’ which would force the Government to take into account how a new law would affect those living in poverty before passing it. The call comes after Tim‘s […]

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Responding to the news that Allied Healthcare will file from protection from creditors, Liberal Democrat former Health Minister Norman Lamb, said: “The implications of this potential corporate failure could be really serious for those who depend on the company for home care. “The financial difficulty that Allied Healthcare faces is symptomatic of a sector in […]

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