Steve Beasant

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

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Commenting on the recent NUS Poverty Commission Report, Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Layla Moran said: “It is disappointing and completely unacceptable that people from lower income backgrounds still face so many barriers to education and training. “As this important report makes clear, the factors driving this inequality are varied and complex, but the government must not shy away […]

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Responding to reports that Theresa May played a leading role in shaping anti-immigration plans Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson Ed Davey, said: “Theresa May is desperate to distance herself from the regressive and hostile actions of the Home Office whilst she was in charge, but the evidence is that she was only too keen to force […]

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Lib Dems: new-build home woes fall on deaf ears

by Steve Beasant on 19 April, 2018

Commenting on an investigation into Bovis Homes, conducted by The Times, Liberal Democrat Housing spokesperson, Wera Hobhouse said: “Our housing market is not producing the quantity, quality, or type of new homes we need. More than half of new homes have experienced major problems, whilst major house building firms have seen their profits increase by […]

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Commenting on the opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London today Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Jo Swinson said: “Pinning all our hopes for the future of UK trade on the Commonwealth is reckless. “The UK currently exports nearly five times as much to the EU as it does to the Commonwealth […]

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Responding to the ongoing Windrush scandel today, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson Ed Davey said: “If it is found that any British citizen has been deported from this country as a result of Home Office policies it will be one of the most extraordinary injustices in recent British history. Theresa May was Home Secretary for […]

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Lib Dems: “Young people deserve better”

by Steve Beasant on 19 April, 2018

Responding to the Resolution Foundation’s prediction that one third of young people will never own their own home, Liberal Democrat Housing spokesperson Wera Hobhouse commented: “This government has failed time and time again to take sufficient steps to tackle the housing crisis, and it is our young people that are ultimately paying the price. “This […]

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The Windrush Generation are British citizens. People who’ve lived here for decades – working, raising families, part of Britain. How they have been treated by the Home Office is brutal and cruel. The following article was written by Edward Davey and published on Tuesday, Apr 17 on the Lib Dem website. The Windrush scandal has […]

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Responding to reports that thousands of domestic violence victims abandon cases after being denied legal aid, Home Affairs spokesperson Ed Davey commented:  “The Conservatives pledged to expand access to legal aid in cases of domestic violence, but have failed to make good on this promise, and continue to let down thousands of highly vulnerable victims. […]

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Responding to Amber Rudd’s statement on increases in violent crime, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs spokesperson Ed Davey said:  “It’s nonsense on stilts for the Home Secretary to argue lower police numbers don’t matter in the fight against serious crime and she knows it. “Amber Rudd’s desperate defence of police cuts is a crude attempt to […]

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Elect a local champion on the 3rd May

by Steve Beasant on 8 April, 2018

Elections on the 3rd May are your chance to make sure you elect Liberal Democrats who’ll make a real difference in your community. Find out how you can help us do that here: There is a secret phenomenon in British politics. It is occurring in by-elections all over the country, week in, week out, to […]

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