Ian Shires

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

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The new Conservative administration on Walsall Council has clearly set out its stall as the most negative, uncaring and undemocratic administration to date. Faced with three very reasonable, Notices of Motion for debate submitted jointed by opposition Liberal Democrat and Labour Councillors , the Tories voted them down without a hint of consideration or apology. […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice by Caron Lindsay | Sun 15th July 2018 – 7:07 pm This week the BBC announced changes to its political programming. When I say changes, I mean cuts. BBC Parliament will just cover Parliament and the devolved assemblies when they are sitting and the UK wide Sunday Politics is axed. […]

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I have just received this information from Walsall Council After reviewing the Met Office forecast for this weekend it suggests that minor surface water flooding impacts are probable across parts of England and Wales today (Friday) and possible but not expected on Saturday, Monday and Tuesday. It should be noted that the Met Office have […]

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68% of Walsall North voters in the referendum on 23 June 2016 voted to leave the European Union. Following the snap General Election Theresa May called on 18 April 2017 the new Conservative member for Walsall North Eddie Hughes declared that he would deliver the Brexit that the people of Walsall North voted for. since […]

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Events coming up around Willenhall and Darlaston

by Ian Shires on 13 July, 2018

Things going on across the West Locality Area (that’s Willenhall and Darlaston to you and me) Sunday Afternoon in Willenhall Memorial Park Bandstand- Amended Dates Update The Friends of Willenhall Memorial Park, working with Walsall Council, are pleased to present Sunday afternoon entertainment at the park in Pinson Road, Willenhall Catering for a range of […]

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Three recently built family size semi detached homes next to the former Brown Jug site in High Rd, Lane Head look set to becoming  care homes for six children (two in each property) if planners have their way a tonight’s Planning Committee when they meet in the Council Chamber at Walsall’s Council House at 5.30 […]

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Published on Local Government Chronical 11 July, 2018 By David Paine The government is being urged to slow down the roll-out of universal credit as more evidence emerges that an increased number of claimants are putting even more strain on local authority housing revenue accounts. There has been a 12% increase in rent arrears, up […]

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The Brighton Declaration?

by Ian Shires on 11 July, 2018

Published on Liberal Democrat Voice by David Becket | Tue 10th July 2018 – 5:15 pm There is no leadership from the government, the Labour Party and we are not getting through. We are letting a golden opportunity pass by. Pointing fingers at the government and repeating,  “Exit from Brexit” is not enough. We need […]

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Rees-Mogg: Back Seat Driver

by Ian Shires on 11 July, 2018

Published on Liberal Democrat Voice by Tahir Maher | Wed 11th July 2018 – 7:38 am I remember the first time I heard about Rees-Mogg, it was on Have I Got News For You where they were joking about Rees-Mogg taking his nanny with him when he went out canvassing. I was a PPC during […]

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Changes to Universal Credit mean nearly 1 million poorer children will lose out on a free nutritious meal at lunch – costing parents £400 a year. Free school meals were brought in as one of a series of new investments in our schools by the Liberal Democrats in the coalition. Now they are being cut by […]

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