Ian Shires

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

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Liberal Democrats called for a toughening up of the rules surrounding the granting of a drinks licence by Walsall Council at last night’s meeting of Walsall’s Health and Wellbeing Board. Liberal Democrat Councillor made the call in order to break the upward trend developing across the borough of alcohol related chronic health issues which endangered […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By Caron Lindsay | Mon 27th April 2015 – 8:52 pm Nick Clegg has announced tonight that protecting the education budget is going to be a deal breaker in any coalition negotiations and that we would not enter any coalition without ensuring that funding would be raised by £6.3 billion […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By The Voice | Mon 27th April 2015 – 7:26 pm We were a bit remiss and didn’t publish last week’s Party Political Broadcast when it first came out. Continuing the theme from previous broadcasts, this time we have a young woman walking around in the dark listening to Nick […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By Mary Reid | Mon 27th April 2015 – 5:19 pm A while ago we told you about the Youth Leaders’ debate on Channel 4 organised by Shout Out UK, which is an independent news network for young people. The debate is happening at 8pm tomorrow evening (Tuesday) and you can watch […]

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A clutch of manifestos

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By The Voice | Mon 27th April 2015 – 11:27 am We have all see the 2015 Lib Dem manifesto, but did you know that the party has also published a series of specialist manifestos? These include (click links to download): Environment manifesto Manifesto for disabled people Local government manifesto […]

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Conservative claims that they will stick to the economic course forged by the Coalition is the ‘con of the campaign’, Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has warned. Danny has said that Conservatives’ economic plans for the next parliament differ hugely from the sensible and balanced approach of the last five years. […]

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I received the following from Walsall Council setting the record straight about postal votes sent out last week. In its edition on Saturday 25 April 2015, the Express and Star ran a front-page headline:  Postal vote error in key election battleground More than 25,000 Walsall voters could be affected by ‘confusing’ postal vote envelopes that would […]

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Have to say that considering we are less than two weeks away from the elections we have yet to come across any of the other Party workers across New Invention and Short Heath. They must be out there somewhere because we do come across national stuff in porches and not all of it has come […]

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The New Invention and Short Heath Liberal Democrat Focus Teams have been busy again over the past week delivering Focus talking to residents and dealing with the issues that really matter to local residents. We’ve already reported back to you on the issues of fly tipping, in particular on and around The Clay Hill on […]

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Labour’s rent control announcements, including plans to cap rents so they cannot rise beyond the rate of inflation in certain tenancies, are ill thought through and will make things even worse for tenants. Rather than reduce rents, Labour’s plans will lead to huge rent hikes every three years, higher rents overall and fewer available rental […]

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