Ian Shires

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

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Published in The Independent: MONDAY 13 JUNE 2011 The complex, extensive and sometimes almost incomprehensible blueprint attracted remarkably little public attention until well into this year Liberal Democrats, from our party’s grassroots to its leadership, can be proud of the influence we have exerted to change the Government’s NHS plans. It is clear now that […]

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Yesterday Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Policy Committee on Home Affairs, Justice and Equalities, Tom Brake published ‘Trusted, Professional and Effective: British policing at its best’. It proposes a number of changes to police forces in England around three key areas, which will change the culture of police for the better: More trusted – […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By Stephen Tall | 28th February 2012 – 9:45 pm It’s a month since Nick Clegg made a fresh bid to put the Lib Dems’ flagship 2010 manifesto policy once again front-and-centre: further tax-cuts for the lowest-paid to be funded by higher taxes for the wealthiest. And today came news of what […]

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Clearing up Labour’s Mess

by Ian Shires on 29 February, 2012

Liberal Democrats went into government for the good of the country, but coalitions always mean compromise and we cannot always get what we want. Having “clean hands” is no doubt an attraction, but it is often impossible in the real world. There are many within the Liberal Democrats who have concerns about some aspects of […]

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Lib Dems Working for YOU!

by Ian Shires on 26 February, 2012

Walsall Council’s Budget Amendments

by Ian Shires on 26 February, 2012

Last night’s Budget Meeting at Walsall Council saw the Liberal Democrats succeed in getting their amendment accepted which will begin to address the long standing issue of inequality across the Borough which manifests itself in life expectancy in the west of the borough being some 8 years less than that in the east. In his […]

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Parking restrictions appear out of the blue

by Ian Shires on 17 February, 2012

Double yellow lines have appeared this week by Gregg’s at “The Square”, New Invention. No consultation. No notification. The council just went ahead and did it. How arrogant is that from a Tory administration which purports to believe in Localism? Yes there are problems with parking in the area, something we are trying to do […]

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Willenhall North Lib Dem Councillors Surgeries

by Ian Shires on 17 February, 2012

Willenhall North’s Liberal Democrat councillors regular weekly surgeries are as follows this week: Today (Friday) Ian Shires will be at “The Lighthouse” Children’s Centre, Davis Road, New Invention from 7pm to 8pm Saturday Val Woodruff will be at New Invention Library, The Square, Lichfield Road from 10am to 11am So if you have a problem with Council […]

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WHG Rubbish!!

by Ian Shires on 16 February, 2012

Message to WHG……. Just when are you going to sort this mess out!!!! Residents living above the shops at “The Square” New Invention have had to put up with this mess on a regular basis for far too long and it’s about time that you got your act together. We’ve had excuse after excuse as […]

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