Ian Shires

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

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By Emily Fermor | Wed 28th September 2016 – 3:25 pm Emma Walmsley – photo by GSKThis week Britain took a huge leap towards greater gender equality on management boards. It was announced that Emma Walmsley is to become the most powerful woman in the FTSE 100 as CEO of GSK […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By News Meerkat | Wed 28th September 2016 – 4:58 pm Embed from Getty Images Here is Tim Farron’s response to Jeremy Corbyn’s speech at the Liverpool Labour conference today: Corbyn’s speech shows Labour’s problem, the last time I saw ovations like that was Iain Duncan Smith’s Blackpool conference speech. Here […]

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Young people and grammar schools

by Ian Shires on 27 September, 2016

Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By Nigel Jones | Mon 26th September 2016 – 2:22 pm This is the slightly edited text of the speech to party conference on Sunday 18th September, moving the motion with the same title. The text of the motion can be seen here. We believe in social mobility, but social mobility […]

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A private security firm are being brought in by Walsall Council’s Lib/Lab Coalition to combat litter louts throughout the borough.  The new initiative which will begin at the end of September will see a team of specialist officers from 3GS handing out on the spot fines of £80 for littering and tackling dog fouling, dog […]

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11 reasons Jeremy Corbyn is wrong on the single market

by Ian Shires on 24 September, 2016

Two weeks ago, Jeremey Corbyn showed his true colours – he wants Britain out of the single Market. Here’s eleven reasons he’s wrong: Published By Liberal Democrat HQ, 23/9/2016 Two weeks ago, Jeremy Corbyn suggested Britain should give up its membership of the EU’s Single Market – a position he shares with only the most hardcore Brexiteers. […]

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For too many years our NHS has not got the investment it needs. While Brexiteers claimed that the NHS will get another £350million a week when we leave Europe, this has already been shown up as another cheap con trick from Farage, Johnson and Co. to win the referendum at all costs. Yes our NHS […]

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Full text of Tim Farron’s speech to Conference

by Ian Shires on 22 September, 2016

Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By The Voice | Tue 20th September 2016 – 2:45 pm Here is the full text of Tim Farron’s speech to Conference being delivered at the moment: Liberal Democrats are good at lots of things. But the thing it seems that we’re best at, is confounding expectations. We were expected to […]

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Published on Public Sector Executive on line 22.09.16 Council finance settlement will not address social care concerns, counties warn: Social care services for county councils are facing widespread funding shortages despite new settlements from the government, according to the County Councils Network (CCN). The CCN’s response to the Communities and Local Government Committee inquiry into social […]

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Consultation starts this week on plans for a new pedestrian crossing in Wesley Road, Willenhall. “If agreed the work on the new crossing will take place at the same time as the much needed resurfacing of Wesley Road” commented Willenhall North’s Lib Dem Cllr Ian Shires. Providing there are no objections work on the new […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By The Voice | Tue 20th September 2016 – 2:45 pm Here is the full text of Tim Farron’s speech to Conference being delivered at the moment: Liberal Democrats are good at lots of things. But the thing it seems that we’re best at, is confounding expectations. We were expected to […]

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