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“72% of West Midlander’s have a total income below the regional average. This needs to be tackled.” Yes, we do need to tackle this inequality, but tackling income differentials on their own is not good enough as it deals only with the symptoms of the problem and not the disease itself. We need to tackle […]

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Walsall Liberal Democrats are calling for a General Election in the wake of recent revelations about parties in the grounds of No10. Feedback from local people of all ages points to the anger and resentment being felt. Recent events are not just about Johnson; they are not just about the Cabinet or the Government machine […]

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Walsall’s Liberal Democrats have today written to the Secretary of State for Energy Kwasi Kwarteng demanding that he backs the party’s call for a “Robin Hood” tax on the super-profits of oil and gas firms, to raise money to support local families facing soaring energy costs.  The proposed one-off levy could raise over £5 billion […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice by NewsHound | Fri 7th January 2022 – 8:16 am The Conservative government’s stealth tax raid will cost the average family in England and Wales £430 a year by 2026, or a total of £10.9 billion, research commissioned by the Liberal Democrats has revealed. The figures reveal the scale of […]

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Our NHS – time to put our money where our mouth is

by Ian Shires on 7 January, 2022

Over the years our NHS has slid further and further away from the principles behind setting it up in the first place. More and more we see it slide into private hands, hands which want to see a return on their investment at the public’s expense. Our NHS needs to be properly funded through the […]

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What’s on in our Parliaments this week?

by Ian Shires on 5 January, 2022

Saw this on Liberal Democrat Voice today by Caron Lindsay, thought I’d share it with you. What’s on in our Parliaments this week? By Caron Lindsay | Wed 5th January 2022 – 7:30 am This week it is only Westminster that is back in business after the Christmas holidays. Holyrood and the Senedd don’t return till next […]

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HS2 – reasons to be cheerful

by Ian Shires on 4 January, 2022

What is it about us English which makes us so negative when it comes to major infrastructure projects such as High-Speed Rail?   HS1 in the Southeast seemed to go ahead without much fuss. But when it came to pushing forward with a plan to add much needed capacity heading out of London to the […]

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Walsall Liberal Democrats are calling for more support for local people to meet the growing cost of living crisis. The move comes following the results of a survey which was delivered across much of the  Willenhall area during November and the run up to Christmas. The cost of living rose by 5.1% between November 2020 […]

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Wishing you all a Happy and Safe New Year

by Ian Shires on 31 December, 2021

Rise In Vehicle Crime

by Ian Shires on 31 December, 2021

I received the following message from Walsall Police thought I’d share it with you. Hello, We need your help sharing this message. Especially to car and van owners. There has been a rise in vehicle crime across the whole of the West Midlands. Here are the key trends:– We’ve noticed that Ford vehicles are in the […]

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