Ian Shires

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

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 Theresa May’s Tory Government is lurching from one crisis to another. We’ve had the East Coast Mainline franchise fiasco where Stagecoach and Virgin Trains East Coast (VTEC) were allowed to terminate their contract three years early. Then there is the ongoing NHS crisis where Trusts have had to suspend non urgent surgery and waiting targets […]

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Black Country Carillion Help Line

by Ian Shires on 16 January, 2018

Carillion Liquidation Important Notice Following the announcement of Wolverhampton-based company Carillion going into liquidation, a dedicated telephone line and email address have been set up by the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, on behalf of the Carillion taskforce[1], to support local businesses that may be affected by this very sad news. We are a business […]

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Libraries – the good news

by Ian Shires on 16 January, 2018

This time last year the Lib/Lab Coalition running Walsall Council took the decision to review the borough’s library service. Doing nothing was not an option as that would make the service unsustainable.  It was important to ensure that there was a library in each of the six District Centres, Willenhall, Darlaston, Bloxwich, Brownhills, Aldridge and […]

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Recent cold snap takes its toll on roads

by Ian Shires on 12 January, 2018

The recent spell of very cold weather has taken its toll on parts of the local roads. Fortunately for us much of our major routes have been resurfaced in recent years. So the problem is less prevalent than some other areas. Your Lib Dem FOCUS Teams in the Short heath and New Invention areas have […]

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If you live in the north Willenhall area then you may have had notice off Severn Trent about some upcoming work checking out their pipework and carrying out some essential maintenance. The work will take place over night between 10 pm to 6 am the next morning on the following dates: Wednesday 24 January Thursday […]

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I get really angry when I hear people regurgitating the hype the media is pumping out about the NHS not being fit for purpose. What an insult to the hard working people who are working long hours to provide a service under very difficult circumstances. There’s a method behind this constant drip, drip of comment […]

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More on who or what is the West Midlands Mayor:

by Ian Shires on 10 January, 2018

If you were one of the two thirds of people who were unable to name the West Midlands Mayor in a survey reported in the Birmingham Evening Mail recently it’s probably not surprising. For some who we have spoken with, the first they had heard of Andy Street (Con), yes that’s his name folks, was […]

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Lib Dems say give Waspi women £15K each

by Ian Shires on 10 January, 2018

Published on FT Adviser By Maria Espadinha Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Lloyd is urging Esther McVey, the new secretary of state for work and pensions, to make helping women affected by an increase in the state pension age one of her top priorities. Mr Lloyd, MP for Eastbourne and Willingdon, and frontbench spokesman on work and […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Vouce By The Voice | Wed 10th January 2018 – 8:52 am Yesterday, a Westminster Hall debate took place, led by Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Lloyd. He aimed to highlight the effect of universal credit on the private rented sector. Simply, landlords aren’t loving the prospect of not getting their rent […]

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Jeremy Corbyn empty-chaired at single market summit

by Ian Shires on 10 January, 2018

Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By The Voice | Tue 9th January 2018 – 8:49 pm This morning a summit took place in Parliament to discuss ways of working together to make sure that the UK stays in the single market on which so many jobs depend. Our Vince was there View image on Twitter […]

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