Ian Shires

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

Have you had difficuly getting to and from Darlaston?

by Ian Shires on November 20, 2014

              A number of readers have commented about the difficulties they are having due to the road works around Darlaston and Pleck. This email I received today explains what the issues are and what made a bad situation worse. “Firstly let me apologise for any inconvenience you have encountered over the last […]

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With the onset of the darker nights Willenhall Liberal Democrats have revamped their regular weekly advice surgeries as follows: Every Thursday: New Invention Library, The Square, Lichfield Road. 4.30pm to 5.30pm (New Service) Every Friday: Oakwood Lodge, Chaucer Avenue, Short Heath. 7.00pm to 7.45pm (Revised Service) Every Saturday: New Invention Library, The Square, Lichfield Road. […]

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The pay gap between men and women has fallen to a record low, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). In April, the difference in pay between men and women stood at 9.4 per cent, compared with 10 per cent the previous year. When records began in 1997, the pay gap […]

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Liberal Democrat leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is calling on businesses to revolutionise what they are doing to support family friendly working. Nick’s call for action follows the results of a survey by Mumsnet which reveals that 39 per cent of dads have had to use their paid annual leave just to take time […]

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Police – closures and cutbacks

by Ian Shires on November 19, 2014

A big spread in Wednesday’s Express and Star about the proposals from Labour’s West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner (PPC) to shut 27 front desks at Police Stations across the Black Country whilst at the same time cutting the opening hours of the ones which remain open. What that means for the people of Walsall is that Walsall Police Station […]

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Liberal Democrats on Walsall Council supported a Labour motion at Monday’s Full Council Meeting to cut allowances to the borough’s most senior councillors. We point this out because Labour do not have an overall majority on the Council. They therefore need the support of others to get anything through. There is a clear difference of opinion […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By Caron Lindsay | Tue 18th November 2014 – 5:20 pm Greg Mulholland and MPs from all parties should be toasted (in the drinks sense not the fork over the fire sense) in every pub in England tonight. Greg’s amendment to the Small Business Bill, giving pub landlords in tied houses the right […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice  By Caron Lindsay | Tue 18th November 2014 – 1:27 pm It’s not every day that you wake up and find that you’ve been quoted in the Daily Fail. The story starts late last night when Ed Miliband got into an argument with Myleene Klass over the Mansion Tax. You can see here on ITV Player […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By Huw Jones | Mon 17th November 2014 – 5:40 pm For 45% of Scots and for many in the NW, the SW and in Wales (which I refer to as the devolving regions), the UK doesn’t work, and this should matter to a Unionist Party. As a Welshman who was forced, as […]

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