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 House of Commons vote in favour of Heathrow expansion, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable said: “This result is disappointing yet predictable. But how is Heathrow is going to deliver the expansion? There are big questions over financing of both the company and the infrastructure to the extent that I suspect […]

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Commenting on the Government’s decision to scrap the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon former Liberal Democrat Energy Secretary Ed Davey said: “This is a betrayal of Britain’s energy and economic future – and will be particularly devastating in Wales. “Britain is an early leader in tidal power and has the potential to become the world champion. Tidal lagoons are […]

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The Liberal Democrats have called on the Government to reform the apprenticeship levy. In the House of Lords, Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson for Business, Lord Fox, said: “Last autumn we saw a big fall in the number of apprenticeship registrations. In February they were down 40%, in March they were down 58%. This is not […]

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Tories must explicitly condemn Erdogan

by Steve Beasant on 25 June, 2018

The Liberal Democrats are calling on May to take a stand against Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Christine Jardine said: “Erdogan’s re-election cannot be regarded as truly democratic. Erdogan has consistently infringed on the democratic and human rights of the Turkish people in order to maintain his position of power. “We truly sympathise with the Turkish people, […]

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Responding to Jeremy Hunt’s remarks on the Andrew Marr Show regarding Airbus, and the suggestion that businesses need to ‘get behind’ Theresa May, Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesperson Tom Brake said:  “Jeremy Hunt’s remarks seem calibrated more to appeal to his Brexiteer colleagues than to reflect reality. The Conservatives are making a mess out of Brexit, […]

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Liberal Democrat MP Wera Hobhouse has called for Christopher Chope to apologise for blocking her Bill to make ‘upskirting’ a specific criminal offense following confirmation he now supports it. Wera said:  “Christopher Chope was irresponsible and fundamentally wrong to object to this Bill. He needlessly held up progress on a much needed change in the […]

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Lib Dems will fight again for a ‘meaningful vote’

by Steve Beasant on 17 June, 2018

The Liberal Democrats have today confirmed they will support an amendment in the House of Lords to ensure Parliament is given a ‘meaningful vote’ on Brexit. The statement comes following reports that Tory remain rebels have rejected Theresa May’s attempt at a compromise over the ‘meaningful vote’. Speaking ahead of the EU Withdrawal Bill returning […]

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Tories offer inadequate sticking plaster for the NHS

by Steve Beasant on 17 June, 2018

Former Liberal Democrat Health Minister Norman Lamb has branded the Tory Government’s NHS spending plans as an “inadequate sticking plaster”. Mr Lamb said:  “The proposed increase falls well shot of what the IFS and others say is necessary. It will condemn the NHS and patients to a very uncertain and dangerous future. It means that […]

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Medicinal cannabis should be made available

by Steve Beasant on 16 June, 2018

Liberal Democrat MP Christine Jardine has today called for the Home Secretary to make medicinal cannabis based products available to those who need them following reports Billy Caldwell will be given back cannabis oil that was previously confiscated.  Ms Jardine has been campaigning on behalf of her constituent Murray Gray, who is also seeking access […]

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Lib Dems call for National Windrush Day

by Steve Beasant on 16 June, 2018

The call comes ahead of a debate in the House of Commons tomorrow, marking the 70th Anniversary of the arrival of the SS Empire Windrush. The Liberal Democrats want a National Windrush Day to be an annual celebration of migration and migrant communities in Britain. The following article was written by Floella Benjamin and published […]

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