Ian Shires

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

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Walsall Council’s Labour/Liberal Democrat Cabinet will be considering a report in July on work which has been progressing between Walsall MBC and the City of Wolverhampton Council, Canal and River Trust and Natural England to designate a new Local Nature Reserve (LNR) covering the Wyrley & Essington Canal and adjoining open space in Walsall and Wolverhampton. […]

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Walsall Council prepares to swear in new Mayor

by Ian Shires on 22 May, 2017

As the current Mayor of Walsall Cllr Kath Phillips prepares to bow out at the end of her year office a new incumbent, Cllr Marco Longhi, is preparing to be sworn in at the Annual Meeting this evening. He will take on the onerous task of ensuring smooth proceedings at council meetings for the coming council […]

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Strong and Stable Government Tory Style

by Ian Shires on 21 May, 2017

Published in The Guardian Saturday 6 May 2017 09.01 BST Lib Dems pledge 1p tax rise to ‘rescue NHS and social care’ Tim Farron says money from income tax rise will go into ring-fenced £6bn annual budget to address chronic underfunding The Lib Dems said a penny on the pound to save the NHS was money […]

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LibLink – Nick Clegg: Scrapping free school lunches is an attack on struggling families Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By The Voice | Fri 19th May 2017 – 1:30 pm Embed from Getty Images Nick Clegg writes with great passion in the Guardian about the Tory plans to scrap universal free infant school lunches: So […]

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Tories in social care meltdown

by Ian Shires on 21 May, 2017

Tories in social care meltdown Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By The Voice | Sat 20th May 2017 – 10:02 am It appears that the brutal Tory approach to social care is not going down so well with its own candidates. From PoliticsHome: One candidate said the author of the proposal “should be shot”, The […]

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Lib Dems will give you a choice about the future

by Ian Shires on 21 May, 2017

LibLink: Tim Farron: Lib Dems will give you a choice about the future Published on Liberal democrat VoiceBy NewsHound | Sat 20th May 2017 – 1:30 pm In an article for the Times Red Box, Tim Farron points out the huge differences between the Conservative and Liberal Democrat visions for the future: The contrast between […]

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Remember us for the Achievements

by Ian Shires on 20 May, 2017

Ask anyone outside of the Party about what they remember about the Lib Dems during the Coalition years 2010-2015 with the Tories and nine times out of ten they will come up with tuition fees. In the eyes of the electorate that one transgression very early on in what turned out to be one of […]

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Special Cabinet: Thursday 18 May 2017 @ 6.00 pm @ Walsall Council House. Agenda Item 4:  Localities Delivery Model Councillor Ian Shires (LibDem) said: From the outset the aim of this administration has been to provide strong and stable leadership. It is our goal to lay down the building blocks on which to provide radical […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By The Voice | Mon 15th May 2017 – 10:24 pm The Electoral Reform Society has highlighted a huge drop in the number of young people on the electoral register since individual electoral registration came in. From the Independent: The ERS, which campaigns on access to democracy, said while the […]

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