Ian Shires

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

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Memorials?

by Ian Shires on 18 July, 2017

Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By Steve Trevethan | Mon 17th July 2017 – 4:03 pm We may not have a monument to Margaret Thatcher but we do have a monument to “Thatcherism”. It is the Grenfell Tower. The foundation of Thatcherism is the minimisation of the state. It plans and proceeds to reduce government regulation and […]

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A week’s a Long Time in Politics

by Ian Shires on 16 July, 2017

So, this was the year when we were supposed to have no elections, a time to reflect, to build relationships and to make progress. Well the Tories made sure that that wasn’t going to happen didn’t they! First off there was the West Midlands Metro Mayor election in May. An idea by the Tories to […]

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WMCA Thursday 06 July 2017 Improved roads, reduced congestion and better journey times are the target in a £5.84m programme of improvements underway across the West Midlands. The work is being done on behalf of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) following funding from the National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) programme. The money is the […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By NewsHound | Thu 6th July 2017 – 11:41 pm View image on Twitter Ian Dunt  ✔@IanDunt Very good statement from Lib Dems on Japan-EU trade deal news 2:22 PM – 6 Jul 2017  The Lib Dems were praised today by Politics.co.uk editor Ian Dunt over shadow Brexit Secretary Tom Brake’s comments […]

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Published in NewStatesman by RICHARD CORBETT  THE STAGGERS 17 NOVEMBER 2016 There are complications we haven’t even imagined yet. First, when it comes to Brexit, there are the familiar problems. On EU law, the prime minister’s idea is to pass a “Great Repeal Bill” to take effect the day we leave. This will do exactly the opposite […]

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Published on Independent on-line by Ben Chu, Sunday 2nd July 2017 If you think we need to ‘take back control’ of our borders, you don’t understand what that actually means The fact is that we do already control our borders: we monitor our sea crossings, airports, the Channel Tunnel and that we impose passport controls on […]

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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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