Steve Gee

Liberal Democrat Remain Candidate for Epsom & Ewell

  • Steve Gee

    I am your Liberal Democrat Remain Candidate for the General Election.

    This blog gives you my views on current political issues.

    It also covers some Lib Dem
    policies that I think are particularly important.

    Steve

  • Contact Details:

    98 Nork Way,
    Banstead,
    Surrey SM7 1HP.

    steve@steve4epsom.co.uk

  • Administration

  • Published and promoted by Derek Harwood on behalf of Steve Gee (Liberal Democrats) both at 38 West Farm Close, Ashtead, Surrey KT21 2LJ.

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Least we forget

Posted by Steve Gee on Saturday 7 December 2019

 

These tory Brexiteers seem to have forgotten what they said – we should remember though.

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A “kick in the teeth” for rail passengers

Posted by Steve Gee on Tuesday 3 December 2019

Steve Gee and a local commuter outside Epsom Station

The 2.7% rise in rail fares from January 1st 2020 is a “kick in the teeth” for rail passengers, who are already paying over the odds for a shoddy service with overcrowded, delayed or cancelled trains.

This increase will leave commuters from all 8 local stations paying much more for their season tickets. Only the Conservatives think it is the right policy to put rail fares up now. Under Lib Dem plans, the 2020 increase would be cancelled and commuter rail fares would be frozen for the next five years, while we sort out the mess in rail franchises.

The Lib Dems would also introduce season tickets for part-time commuters and cheap early-bird fares. They would also overhaul ticketing by simplifying the system and ensure that all rail franchises pay compensation for delays of 15 minutes or more.

For too long the Conservatives have neglected our rail infrastructure and allowed commuters to be treated like cash cows. They have done nothing to fix the problems across the network. Under Chris Grayling as Transport Minister they made things far worse with the botched timetable changes last year that caused chaos across the country.

The Lib Dems will build a brighter future, not only by freezing rail fares, but also by making sure our creaking rail network receives the investment it needs to reduce overcrowding by improving capacity and increasing the number of trains running at peak times.

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Worth 1000 words

Posted by Steve Gee on Tuesday 3 December 2019

The picture that speaks 1000 words.

“Hezza” – Michael Heseltine – prominent Conservative politician – former deputy party chairman and one-time deputy prime minister – now Lord Heseltine – calls on lifelong Conservative voters to put the country first and vote for what they believe in and what the Conservative Party used to stand for.

In the general election this would mean voting for Liberal Democrat or independent former conservative candidates opposed to Brexit.

Lord Heseltine said the prime minister is pursuing an “utterly disastrous” policy that will make Britain poorer and less influential.

He described Boris Johnson’s promise to “get Brexit done” as “the great delusion” and warned that “no deal” was still a looming possibility.

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Lib Dem Manifesto published

Posted by Steve Gee on Thursday 21 November 2019

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson

The Liberal Democrats’ manifesto for the 2019 General Election has now been published.

It details our fully-funded policies for all aspect of national politics and can be read on-line at www.libdems.org.uk/plan

Highlights include:

  • Tackle inequality
  • Safeguard NHS – with a penny on income tax
  • Mental health as vital as physical health
  • Benefits payable in 5 days, not 5 weeks
  • 35 hours free childcare
  • Reverse cuts to school budgets
  • Pupil premium up to 18
  • Maintenance grants for students
  • Funds for life-long learning and training
  • Generate most electricity from renewables
  • Build 300,000 new homes per year
  • At least 100,000 each year for social rent
  • Introduce “rent to own” scheme
  • Freeze rail fares
  • Revive High Streets by scrapping business rates
  • etc, etc etc

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Warm welcome from commuters for Steve Gee Lib Dem remain team

Posted by Steve Gee on Friday 15 November 2019

Early morning commuters from West Ewell gave a warm welcome to Steve Gee’s Lib Dem remain team, who were handing out election campaign leaflets at West Ewell station, despite the cold weather.

There has been a record increase in the membership of the local Liberal Democrats, with new members joining us from both Labour and the Conservatives, as well as people with no previous involvement in politics, all determined to STOP BREXIT.

The positive reactions we are getting from all sides serves to reinforce the message that, in the Epsom & Ewell constituency all Remain supporters should vote for Steve Gee, Lib Dem, the only candidate capable of defeating pro-Brexit “failing” Chris Grayling.

The Lib Dem Remain team will also be handing out election campaign leaflets at other venues in Epsom, Ewell, Stoneleigh, Ashtead and Epsom Downs.

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The Liberal Democrat Plan for Britain’s Future

Posted by Steve Gee on Saturday 9 November 2019

Stop Brexit and invest the £50 billion Remain Bonus in public services and tackling inequality.

Tackle the climate emergency by generating 80% of our electricity from renewables by 2030 and insulating all low-income homes by 2025.

Give every child the best start in life by recruiting 20,000 more teachers as part of an extra £10 billion a year for schools.

Build a fairer economy by providing free childcare from 9 months and giving every adult £10,000 to spend on skills & training throughout their lives.

Transform our mental health services by treating mental health with the same urgency as physical health.

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Steve Gee – ready for the General Election

Posted by Steve Gee on Monday 4 November 2019

Epsom & Ewell Liberal Democrats have confirmed Steve Gee as their 2019 parliamentary candidate.

The Epsom & Ewell seat at Westminster covers a larger area than the borough of Epsom & Ewell, and the neighbouring parties covering Ashtead and the Nork & Tattenhams area have also agreed to support Steve as their candidate.

As your next MP, Steve Gee will be fighting against Brexit, working to protect jobs and the economy, standing up for our NHS locally and nationally, helping to fix our housing crisis and seeking to reverse funding cuts to services affecting children and vulnerable adults.

He will also fight to protect the rights of EU citizens currently living in the UK and for the rights of those UK citizens who currently live elsewhere in the EU.

The Liberal Democrats will be fighting for a brighter future in a country that is open, tolerant and united.

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We’re growing fast – why not join us?

Posted by Steve Gee on Monday 4 November 2019

Over the last two years, Liberal Democrat membership has surged astonishingly,  our team of MPs has grown continually, our representation on loacl councils has continued to grow and we beat the Conservatives and Labour combined in the European Parliament elections.

People have joined us locally from both the old parties as well as people with no previous political background, united by a common desire to Stop Brext and work for a brighter future for our country.

If you believe in Equality, Freedom and Democracy, oppose Authoritarianism, and believe in European cooperation, why not join us?

Click here for full details.

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