Ian Shires

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

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Tom Brake MP writes…It’s time to reform renting

by Ian Shires on 30 April, 2016

Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By Tom Brake MP | Fri 29th April 2016 – 7:40 pm Recently at my surgery I met a distressed young woman who came to see me with her mother. Repairs are outstanding on their rented property. The landlord is refusing to sort them out while at the same time […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By Caron Lindsay | Fri 29th April 2016 – 8:54 am At about 8:45, Tim Farron made a flying visit to Alex Cole-Hamilton’s campaign HQ in Edinburgh Western. He did notice that the SNP office next door was  already in darkness. The visit had an additional bonus for us as the […]

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Bus users are patiently awaiting the outcome of ongoing talks with National Express West Midlands (NXWN) about their controversial proposals for revised bus services across Willenhall. There was a public outcry recently when NXWM announced plans to withdraw their 28 Willenhall to Wolverhampton and 40 Walsall to Wolverhampton services. At the same time they announced the withdrawal of the 41 Willenhall to Walsall […]

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I received this email this morning from Petitions: UK Government and Parliament and thought I should share it with you……. Dear Ian Shires, You recently signed the petition “Scrap plans to force state schools to become academies.”: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/124702 You may be interested to know that on Wednesday 27 April at 2.30pm, the House of Commons Education […]

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I was asked the other day Why should people vote for the Lib Dems at the Local Elections on 5th May? A thought provoking question. I could rattle off many things that we have achieved over the years and things we still want to do. But does that answer the question? What is it that makes us different from […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By Antony Hook | Mon 25th April 2016 – 10:31 am Recently, the Canadian Liberal Party’s sensational victory, to win its first General Election after three successive defeats and coming from third place when many thought it had no future as a party captured the interest of many Liberal Democrats and […]

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Thanks to an eagle eyed resident it looks like the Tories have been caught red handed telling untruths about the Lib Dem Focus Team’s Campaign to get National Express West Midlands to have a rethink over plans they have to re-route the 41 service off the Allens Rough and Beacon Estates. Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised really, what do […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By Monroe Palmer | Fri 22nd April 2016 – 2:10 pm This week the Housing Bill has continued in its long worn out path through the Lords. The Liberal Democrats have been battling to make changes to a Bill which will currently only worsen the housing crisis, reducing the availability of […]

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Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse it just did. I have been told by Walsall Council that Severn Trent have had to suspend work on Lucknow Road to deal with a hole which has opened up at the junction of Wesley Road with Coltham Road. This has meant that temporary traffic lights […]

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Lucknow Road closure causes widespread misery

by Ian Shires on 22 April, 2016

Is it any wonder that people get frustrated when they have a problem with the Walsall Council, Walsall Housing Group, public transport in all its various guises or one of the numerous utility companies? Talk about getting the run around. You get fobbed off from one person to the next then onto another organisation because it’s really their […]

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