Ian Shires

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

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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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BBC NEWS Politics: 24 February 2012 Lib Dem president Tim Farron has urged the government to make more concessions on the controversial health bill. The bill, overhauling the NHS in England, is having a difficult passage through the House of Lords where peers have tabled a number of amendments. Mr Farron told ITV the bill […]

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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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Liberal Democrat MP Berwick Upon Tweed Sir Alan Beith is speaking to the newly appointed Minister responsible for Post Offices, Lib Dem MP Norman Lamb, and urging him to ‘keep up the good work’ begun by Edward Davey to secure the Network for the future. Under Ed Davey‘s leadership, the Coalition Government committed £1bn of extra funds to modernise […]

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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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Something for the Kids

by Ian Shires on 14 February, 2012

New Invention Methodist Church, Lichfield Road, 12.30 – 3.00, cool arts for young people. All welcome, free to join in – bring the kids down for some messy fun!

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