Ian Shires

Liberal Democrat Councillor for Willenhall North Ward, Liberal Democrat Group Leader, Walsall MBC Learn more

Mental health support for blue-light workers

by Ian Shires on October 21, 2014

Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg will make a major speech this week, setting out new ways that the Government will help public sector workers to do their jobs, including support for blue light workers. During his speech, Nick will praise workers “at the sharp end” – those who are […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice  By Cara Jenkinson | Mon 20th October 2014 – 2:06 pm In the flurry of press coverage over recent UKIP success, the steady rise of the Greens is usually ignored (including by the broadcast media who are excluding them from the pre-election debates). The Greens have taken the left-wing protest vote which […]

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Opinion: Confused Britain

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By Scott Stables | Mon 20th October 2014 – 9:10 am EU citizens should have the right to live and work in the UK: 36% Yes, 46% No. British citizens should have the right to live and work in the EU: 52% Yes, 26% No. These results from ComRes were presented by the […]

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Feedback from Willenhall Liberal Democrats Summer Survey is driving  our campaign to improve road safety across the Willenhall area. Many of your responses to the survey made reference to the speed of traffic on our main roads. As a result your Liberal Democrat councillors have been working with local police and highways officers to look at […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By The Voice | Sun 19th October 2014 – 1:15 pm It seems that Miriam González Durántez’s interview the other day has impressed a couple of Fleet Street columnists. In the Guardian, Gaby Hinsliff says Miriam is “electrifying.”: I’ve seen Miriam talking to girls at an Essex comp about raising their sights. She was electrifying. In […]

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Gate Island railings flattened yet again!!

by Ian Shires on October 17, 2014

The railings at The gate island have been flattened yet again. This time whoever did it has made a really good job of it. When I say flattened I mean exactly that. A good third of the railing on the exit from Essington Road onto Lichfield Road is virtually flat. Looks like an HGV’s taken a short […]

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Severn Trent’s watermain renewall program continues to work its way through the Short Heath area. This week saw the work move on to Dovedale Avenue and Short Heath Lib Dem Councillor Dan Barker and Lib Dem Neighbourhoods spokesman Councillor Ian Shires paid an early morning visit to the area to see for themselves the impact […]

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Today sees the first of our new Thursday afternoon Lib Dem Councillor’s Advice Surgeries. If you need some advice on how to find your way through the Bureaucracy that surrounds some of the services provided by Walsall Council, Walsall Housing Group or in deed any other local agency; then why not pop along to see Liberal Democrat […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By Tim Farron MP | Wed 15th October 2014 – 12:11 pm In case you weren’t able to make it to Glasgow, here’s some good news from Conference. The hard work that many people in the party have done on housing is being recognised. Jules Birch, housing blogger, sums up our party’s […]

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By Nicholas Pentney | Wed 15th October 2014 – 8:55 am Published on Liberal Democrat Voice Labour has put out a video in which it gives the Conservatives some handy tips as to how to not be the ‘nasty party’. The tongue-in-cheek clip doesn’t completely fail to amuse and is pretty accurate in what it says. Few here would […]

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