Ian Shires

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

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Dear Friend “Like many people, I am devastated and I am angry. The European referendum has left us a deeply divided country. “Young people voted to remain by a considerable margin. Millions more voted to give today’s young people the best possible future. But sadly they were out-voted. “That’s why our fight for an open, […]

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The people have decided, but with a deeply divided voice to leave the European Union. When the final result was announced around breakfast time this morning it emerged that 52% had voted in favour of leaving the EU whilst 48% wanting to stay. If this had been an opinion poll it would have been said it was to close […]

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More misery for residents and motorists in Short heath as burst pipe on the toucan crossing near the junction of Cornwall Gate with Lucknow Road sends cascades of water into the road. Our eyes and ears in the area have been onto Severn Trent as low water pressure is affecting a large area. Severn Trent are supposed […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By David Graham | Tue 21st June 2016 – 8:33 pm Attending the Guardian Live referendum debate at Cadogan Hall, off London’s Sloane Square, last night were Chris Grayling MP, Daniel Hannan MEP and John Mann MP for the Leave side; against Andy Burnham MP, Caroline Lucas MP and our very […]

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Making hay whilst the sun shines

by Ian Shires on 21 June, 2016

Council owned grassland to the west of the borough was benefitting from a much needed short back and sides as Walsall Council’s mowing teams took advantage of some much needed summer sun and descended on Willenhall in a bid to cut back the backlog of mowing in the area. Willenhall Liberal Democrats led by Cllr Ian […]

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Published on Birmingham Mail website by Neil Elkes   20 Jun 2016 The Birmingham Mail is backing a vote to remain in the European Union in the forthcoming referendum. Local Government Correspondent Neil Elkes looks at the issue of sovereignty The NHS needs investment – but leaving the European Union will not help The Leave campaign’s […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By Paul Walter | Tue 21st June 2016 – 10:08 am Embed from Getty Images It strikes me that there may well be three tragedies, with arguably some irony about them, which may follow a potential leave vote on Thursday. 1. The very people who are tending to vote leave, the […]

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Council to act over derelict Willenhall pub site

by Ian Shires on 20 June, 2016

Walsall Council is about to serve an enforcement notice on the owners of the former Brown Jug pub site in Sandbeds Road, Willenhall. “This action is long overdue.” said Liberal Democrat Cllr Ian Shires.    Since taking control of Walsall Council as part of the Lib Dem/Labour Coalition back in May Willenhall’s Lib Dem Councillors have been pressing Walsall […]

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Walsall’s new Labour/Liberal Democrat led Council set out it’s stall last night at the first scheduled meeting of the Coalition’s new Cabinet at the Council House. Once the formalities were out of the way it was straight down to the business of laying out the style and priorities for the next four years. Speaking to […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By Newspuppy | Wed 15th June 2016 – 4:20 pm You may have read, seen, giggled at reports of the Leave and Remain camps taking to the Thames today. Nigel Farage led a flotilla of “fishermen for leave” from Southend to the Houses of Parliament. This is particularly interesting because, as […]

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