Ian Shires

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

Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By Andrew George | Wed 24th August 2016 – 12:30 pm Failure to fully fathom the ‘shy Tory’ at the 2015 general election didn’t just leave egg on the faces of opinion pollsters. It produced shock waves across  the political spectrum; from a delirious Conservative party to Paddy Ashdown’s exasperated milliner. […]

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West Midlands Police are trying to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear following cuts of £124 million in recent years claims Walsall Council’s Liberal Democrat Group Leader Ian Shires following last night’s briefing session for councillors at Walsall Council House. A spokesperson for West Midlands Police set the scene by saying that austerity cuts […]

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Walsall’s Liberal Democrats have accused the Tories of using continued austerity measures as a smoke screen to promote the Tory policy for small government which further divides the haves and those who have not. This policy affects all Public Sector agencies.  This evening we get to hear from West Midlands Police their latest plan to provide Policing […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By Paul Walter | Wed 17th August 2016 – 2:30 pm The Guardian reports: Liam Fox, the international trade secretary, made an attempted power grab on key areas of Boris Johnson’s Foreign Office, writing to his colleague and the prime minister, Theresa May, in an effort to wrest control of Britain’s […]

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  Published in Financial Reporter By Rozi Jones 16th August 2016 Today’s inflation rise will herald “yet more misery for already deficit-laden British pension funds”, warns deVere CEO Nigel Green. CPI inflation rose by 0.6% in the year to July 2016, taking it to the highest level seen since November 2014. Green says that the news is a […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By Antony Hook | Mon 15th August 2016 – 1:40 pm Theresa May’s party activist pleasing aim to create more grammar schools generated a lot of debate last week. I thought I would share the absurdity of the Kent Test, which I sat to go to grammar school in 1991.  It is fair […]

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Published By Walsall Advertiser  |  Posted: August 12, 2016 A WALSALL man who organised the chopping down of 18 trees in a conservation area without being given permission has been fined. Hussain Miah, 29, of Follyhouse Lane has been fined £7,200 and ordered to pay Walsall Council costs of £2,159.20 after a variety of young […]

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A small gang of young people have been making lives a misery for people trading, shopping and living around The Square Shopping Precinct on the Lichfield Road, New Invention reports Liberal Democrat Councillor for Willenhall North Ian Shires. Over the last couple of days things have got out of hand and have spilled over onto […]

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As far as enforcement is concerned the cupboard was bare down at the Council House in Walsall when the new Lib Dem/Labour Administration took control from the Tories following the May Local Elections. So when the new leadership set about trying to deliver on their aim to clean up the streets and make our roads safer […]

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Sal Brinton on Jeremy Corbyn

by Ian Shires on 11 August, 2016

Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By The Voice | Tue 9th August 2016 – 2:31 pm Embed from Getty Images Over the weekend Jeremy Corbyn said he would not be prepared to overturn Brexit. He said: I think we’ve had a referendum, a decision has been made, you have to respect the decision people made. We […]

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