Ian Shires

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

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Commenting on Boris Johnson’s 2005 comments about the poorest and most vulnerable in our society, Liberal Democrat Shadow Equalities Spokesperson, Christine Jardine, said: The mask has slipped once again, showing that Boris Johnson despises the poor and vulnerable in our society. Time and again Johnson has made prejudiced and offensive remarks about those less privileged […]

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Responding to Boris Johnson’s interview with Andrew Marr, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Jo Swinson, said: Given Boris Johnson’s dismal performance on Marr it is no wonder he is running scared of Andrew Neil and refusing to be held to account in debates. Boris Johnson showed he had no plan for our NHS, no plan […]

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Survey finds low confidence in standing of scrutiny

by Ian Shires on 4 December, 2019

Published on LGA  Chronicle 03 DECEMBER 2019 BY JON BUNN Fewer than a third of officers and councillors believe there is parity of esteem between councils’ scrutiny and executive functions, a survey has found. Initial findings from a survey by the Centre for Public Scrutiny released today show 82% of scrutiny officers believed most recommendations made by […]

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Santa’s coming to The Hive at new Invention Square

by Ian Shires on 3 December, 2019

Decision Impossible: Why Brexit Will Fail, part 2

by Ian Shires on 3 December, 2019

Published on Liberal Democrat Voice by Richard Flowers | Thu 28th November 2019 – 6:30 pm Yesterday, in part 1, Richard looked at the issue of trust. Today, his attention turns to the internal contradictions of Brexit… Brexit is going to fail. We know that. That doesn’t mean that the Quitter side isn’t going to be able […]

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Crashing out of the EU would cause the national debt to rise by over £220 billion over the next five years, analysis of figures published by the Institute for Fiscal Studies have revealed. The Brexit black hole would be equivalent to an extra £8,000 of debt per household and would be equivalent to this year’s […]

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Time for a reality check

by Ian Shires on 2 December, 2019

You can’t have failed to notice that there is a general election in a couple of weeks’ time. You would be forgiven for thinking that it is just about whether or not we leave the EU with or without a deal or whether we remain in the EU. The election on Thursday 12 December is […]

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Council Car Park, Coltham Road – Update

by Ian Shires on 2 December, 2019

For some time now I have been badgering Walsall Council to sort out the flooding and resurface the Council owned car park in Coltham Rd. Back in early November they carried out an inspection and agreed that work would be carried out. However what they were proposing falls well short of what is needed to […]

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Following the attack on London Bridge

by Ian Shires on 2 December, 2019

Following the attack on London Bridge on Friday I have been advised that there will be a minute’s silence at 11.00 am today.  Walsall Council will therefore be marking this silence in recognition of the victims of the attack and their friends and family.  

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice by Richard Flowers | Wed 27th November 2019 – 5:05 pm It is a true maxim that cheats never prosper. Boris Johnson and the Tory Party have lied and cheated, and in the short term it has won them the keys to 10 Downing Street. It may even win them an […]

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