Ian Shires

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

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice by Nigel Lindsay | Wed 2nd December 2020 – 9:00 am The collapse of Philip Green’s retail empire, Arcadia is a sad case of history repeating itself. It is only 4.5 years since BHS went into administration, and whilst Green was no longer the owner then, having sold it for £1 […]

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Yet again the Labour Leadership under Keir Starmer has issued instructions to its MPs to abstain in today’s crucial debate on the Government’s controversial updated Tier System under the COVID-19 Restrictions. This instruction has been issued in spite of Labour criticism around the level of support for business and the failing Track and Trace system. […]

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Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday of the Winter Plan and Tier arrangements following the end of National Restrictions next week, it has been confirmed by the Government today that the Borough of Walsall is in Tier 3 – High Alert, so what does this mean for Walsall Residents? A summary of the restrictions […]

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Published on Twitter by Sarah Olney MP November 19, 2020 9:26 PM    Sarah Olney MP, the LibDem Environment spokesman says: 10 reasons why the #10pointplan isn’t as good as it seems. 1.Two-thirds of the money in Boris’ Climate Plan has already been pledged. Of the £12bn “announced” today, only £4bn is actually new. 2. The plan […]

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Great idea – but show us how we’ll get there!

by Ian Shires on 21 November, 2020

Published on Liberal Democrat Voice by Chris Bowers | Fri 20th November 2020 – 12:36 pm Here we go again! Boris Johnson announces a ‘world-beating’ programme to make Britain the environmental envy of the world. The usual suspects line up to say it’s too little too late, and the whole thing blows over in a couple […]

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Can we break open the chumocracy?

by Ian Shires on 19 November, 2020

Published on Liberal Democrat Voice by David Chadwick | Thu 19th November 2020 – 10:00 am Recent news reports suggesting that the “chumocracy” currently running Britain has enriched its personal contacts during the Covid-pandemic by handing out lucrative procurement contracts worth millions is a tell-tale sign of a self-entitled political elite acting like a law unto […]

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  Calling all drivers! Do you know your safe stopping distances? Check out this speed/stopping calculator: https://wmfs.link/36hqZzg #NoNeedToSpeed #RoadSafetyWeek

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Coppice Farm Safety Hazard – Sorted

by Ian Shires on 17 November, 2020

For a number of weeks now residents in Bowness Grove have been faced with a safety hazard when turning out onto Coppice Farm Way, this has now been resolved. It’s not been an easy one to fix as the developer still owns the land which was the source of the problem. That being said Walsall’s […]

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Local activity in the fight against COVID-19.

by Ian Shires on 15 November, 2020

The following is an update on the local activity in the fight against COVID-19 New guidance has been issued for people who are defined as clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) to advise they stay at home as much as possible, except to go outdoors for exercise or to attend essential health appointments. People who are in […]

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Celebrating Diwali

by Ian Shires on 12 November, 2020

At this time of year many residents will be preparing for Diwali and for Sikhs, Bandhi Chor Divas. However this year we need to be very mindful of doing this safely at home. By celebrating safely you can help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

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