Steve Beasant

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

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Lib Dem conference adopts plans to abolish business rates

by Steve Beasant on 17 September, 2018

Today at conference, Liberal Democrats have voted for a comprehensive plan for replacing the broken business rates system. The motion based on the report – Taxing Land, Not Investment – calls for the abolition of business rates and its replacement with a tax on land values, the Commercial Landowner Levy (CLL). The levy would remove buildings and machinery from calculations […]

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An Affordable, Secure Home for all

by Steve Beasant on 17 September, 2018

The right of every person to live in an affordable, secure home in a safe environment. The following article was written by Tim Farron and published yesterday on the Lib Dem Website. Today Lib Dem conference re-affirmed our party’s long-standing commitment to build 300,000 homes a year over the next decade. This Tory government’s housing […]

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Check out the highlights of Deputy Leader‘s speech to Autumn Conference: Read the highlights of Jo Swinson‘s speech to Autumn Conference in Brighton here: Jo opened with her concerns about the social contract… I worry that this basic truth, the underpinning of our mutual responsibility to one another across society, has broken down. From a […]

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Vince Cable Q&A

by Steve Beasant on 16 September, 2018

The Leader of the Liberal Democrats took questions from members this afternoon in the main auditorium. The topics were wide-ranging, but one interesting question cropped up – are the Liberal Democrats being too nice? Find out below:

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Jo Swinson demands a new ‘Geneva Convention’

by Steve Beasant on 16 September, 2018

The Liberal Democrats have today set out their strategic goals to restore Britain’s place as a leader in improving the lives of people around the world, including a new ‘Geneva Convention’ for modern warfare. Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Jo Swinson, warned her party conference that “all around the world, small-minded, populist leaders are […]

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Lib Dems call for an end to hostile environment

by Steve Beasant on 16 September, 2018

Liberal Democrat conference has passed a motion calling for fairer immigration policies. The motion calls for an end to the hostile policies made by the Home Office under the Conservative Government and the wrongful blaming of immigrants for problems such as the housing crisis, low wages and the lack of social cohesion in too many […]

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Highlights of Tom Brake‘s speech to conference. Tom opened with a warning of the consequences of a no deal Brexit… It is becoming clearer what the United Kingdom, in a Tory post-Brexit No Deal scenario, would look like. Although the Government are promising petrol won’t run out and anarchy will be avoided after Brexit, their […]

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We’ve come a long way – but our abortion laws haven’t

by Steve Beasant on 16 September, 2018

We’ve just passed a new motion, to make our abortion laws more humane. The following article was written by Katy Gordon and published yesterday on the Lib Dem Website. In 1967, Liberals, led by David Steel helped pass the first abortion act. This groundbreaking and brave piece of legislation enabled women to access safe, free […]

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Moving the needle on animal welfare

by Steve Beasant on 16 September, 2018

We’ve just passed a new motion, committing the Liberal Democrats to higher animal welfare standards. The following article was written by Kate Parminter and published yesterday on the Lib Dem Website. Today conference passed a motion that moved the needle on animal welfare. 80% of the UK’s animal welfare legislation comes from EU law – […]

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We’ve been under attack – Windrush

by Steve Beasant on 16 September, 2018

Lib Dems yesterday passed a new motion, demanding better for the Windrush community The Tory government’s ‘hostile environment’ is racist. It is born of the growing intolerance the Conservatives have been stirring up in the UK for the last three years. And as we found out earlier this year, it has led to the targeting […]

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