Ian Shires

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

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A day in the life of a Lib Dem Councillor – Friday

by Ian Shires on January 30, 2015

Last night’s Social Care and Health Scrutiny Panel saw some really good debates in particular around the problems surrounding adaptations to what these days is called Social Housing and the recent pressures on Walsall’s Manor Hospital. The latter linked into the information that came out of Wednesday’s Health and Wellbeing Development session on Integrated Services. Over […]

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This week’s Willenhall North Lib Dem Surgeries….. Every Thursday: New Invention Library, The Square, Lichfield Road. 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm Every Friday: Oakwood Lodge, Chaucer Avenue, Short Heath. 7.00 pm to 7.45 pm Every Saturday: New Invention Library, The Square, Lichfield Road. 11.30 am to 12 noon Please note that there will no longer […]

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Earlier this week parliament overwhelmingly rejected an amendment to the Infrastructure Bill calling for a moratorium on fracking. The challenge that the UK faces is that we are particularly dependent on natural gas. The vast majority of us have gas boilers and heating makes up much of the gas used in the UK. Weaning ourselves […]

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Liberal Democrats are celebrating the one millionth tree being planted this Parliament through the Big Tree Plant. The Big Tree Plant is the first government tree planting initiative since the 1970s. Liberal Democrats in government are proud to have delivered this project which will leave a living, lasting legacy in communities across England. The national […]

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Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg discusses his vision for a greener Britain and a sustainable economic future. The countdown has started. In 10 months time, the world will gather in Paris to agree a new legally binding global climate change agreement. It’s no exaggeration to say our future, and that of our […]

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Having taken time out yesterday to do his day job in between getting updated on the work going on to integrate health and social care services across Walsall through the Government’s Better Care Fund at a Health and Wellbeing Board Development Session, today Liberal Democrat Councillor Ian Shires was back on the patch in New […]

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This week’s Willenhall North Lib Dem Surgeries….. 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. 11.30am to 12 noon(No Change) Please note that there will no longer be a […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By Paul Walter | Wed 28th January 2015 – 11:55 am New Statesman carries an interview with Liberal Democrat President, Sal Brinton. It’s wide-ranging discussion, with Sal in upbeat mood: The key message is, if I talk to a candidate or other senior people do, make sure that you pass […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By Catherine Bearder MEP | Tue 27th January 2015 – 8:03 pm The countdown starts today. Just 100 days left to ensure that any future government has a strong Liberal voice in it. That means a strong voice for social justice and economic responsibility, ensuring that we finish the recovery […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By Julian Huppert MP | Tue 27th January 2015 – 4:27 pm Tax dodging is plain wrong. There can be absolutely no justification for the wealthy not paying what they owe. More than any other party, we know how important it is to have a fair tax system. Before the last […]

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