Ian Shires

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

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In line with many other councils Walsall Council has begun a consultation about charging for collecting Garden Waste. 13,800 questionnaires will be going to random households who have a brown garden waste bin. The results of the consultation will be used to help the design of the new service. So why is the Council even […]

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Some good news about roads in north Willenhall

by Ian Shires on 14 June, 2017

Some good news about roads in our area. Work is about to start on resurfacing the A462 Essington Road from the Borough boundary  by the top of Sneyd Lane right down to The Gate Island at the junction with A4124 Lichfieid Road. The work is due to start on Monday 19th June 2017 and it […]

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Those missing Freepost Leaflets….

by Ian Shires on 11 June, 2017

Getting very concerned about the number of residents in Walsall North who have told us that they did not receive anything off the Lib Dems during the recent General Election campaign.  Everyone should have had something through the freepost, yet there are many areas who have said that they have only received election material off […]

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Liberal Democrat Vouce By Caron Lindsay | Tue 6th June 2017 – 7:55 pm Conservative or Labour Governments would deny young people a say in their future when they will have to live with the consequences for longer. That’s the message from Tim Farron as the Liberal Democrats’ manifesto for young people is launched. Young […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By The Voice | Wed 7th June 2017 – 12:01 am Tim Farron ends his tour of target seats in Oxford on Wednesday night. This is part of his final pitch for votes at a rally there: This election is only taking place because Theresa May is taking you for […]

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The UK’s record on child poverty is woeful given that we are supposed to be the 5th richest nation in the world. To think that in this day and age around 30% of children in this country of ours are living in poverty is really shocking. Here in Walsall North the figures are even worse. […]

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Details are beginning to emerge about the long awaited renewal of water pipes in the Short Heath area. Contractors working on behalf of Severn Trent Water have given advanced notification about this essential work which is due to take place over the school summer break to renew water pipes along Sandbeds Road. The water pipes […]

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You don’t need to be a genius to know that something has gone wrong with education. The system we have concentrates more on testing than leaning, it is underfunded and we do not have enough teachers. The government has cut school funding across the country by £2.2 billion a year since 2015. It is proposing […]

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Don’t be fooled by Theresa May’s Tories retreat to familiar Brexit territory in a bid to regain lost ground after heavy mauling following the manifesto launch. Brexit is no longer the main issue for most voters. People we have spoken with over the bank holiday weekend whether they be in the leave or remain camp […]

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Heartless Tory Dementia Tax to fund Social Care

by Ian Shires on 30 May, 2017

Theresa May has announced that she will introduce a dementia tax to fund social care. Forcing the sale of family homes to fund care for the sick and elderly. This is one of the most heartless policies in the history of British politics. Caring for our elderly must be above party politics. Theresa May is […]

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