Ian Shires

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

Find our what you need to know about secondary school admissions for September 2019. Here’s the link: https://go.walsall.gov.uk/secondary_school_admissions …

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Willenhall Dementia Cafe

by Ian Shires on 12 September, 2018

September is World Alzheimer’s Month. Did you know, dementia cafes are run throughout the local area to support people with dementia and their carers? See details below for Willenhall.

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A week in the life of a Lib Dem Councillor Part 1

by Ian Shires on 11 September, 2018

So it’s the start of another week. Already it’s busy with a number of visits to constituents set up to see first hand the issues they are looking to resolve. On top of that there is a full week of meetings on important local issues both at Walsall Council and at the West Midlands Combined […]

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Published on Liberal democrat Voice by Katharine Pindar | Mon 3rd September 2018 – 10:53 am On Lib Dem Voice: Reportage | Live Twitter Stream | Contribute On the official party website: Conference home What can the Liberal Democrats offer Labour voters who don’t like the way their great party is heading under Jeremy Corbyn? […]

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Publishing pay ratios won’t solve the problem

by Ian Shires on 6 September, 2018

Published on Lib Dem Voice by Tom Purvis | Tue 4th September 2018 – 9:32 am With the recent BBC article releasing the data which shows Chief Executive pay rose by 11% last year to around £4 million, the calls began once more to force these large companies to produce pay ratios. This reporting requirement […]

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Payday Loans

by Ian Shires on 6 September, 2018

Published on Liberal democrat Voice by Tahir Maher | Wed 5th September 2018 – 7:35 am I feel quite pleased that Wonga went into liquidation. I am sad for their employees (as we all have families to support) but I am sure the directors will walk away with their egos bruised and millions from ill-gotten […]

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Posted by LD Neath at 11:30 pm Wednesday, September 05, 2018 Liberal Democrat MP Wera Hobhouse has tonight claimed victory as Parliament moves closer to making ‘upskirting’ a specific criminal offence.  The Voyeurism Offences Bill, introduced by the Government after the Liberal Democrat Bill was blocked by Tory MP Christopher Chope, passed its third reading in […]

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Progress still to be made on tenant rights

by Ian Shires on 6 September, 2018

Posted by LD Neath at 4:22 am Thursday, September 06, 2018 Speaking after the Tenant Fees Bill progressed through the House of Commons last night, Liberal Democrat Housing Spokesperson Wera Hobhouse said: “Tenant fees are often unreasonable, lack transparency and make the upfront costs of moving extortionate. People should not be punished for moving home. That […]

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The Loft Youth Club Returns

by Ian Shires on 2 September, 2018

Theloft Youthclub returns at Hive Hub this Tuesday and Thursday same times and ages. All youth staff are refreshed and ready to go. Some great activities and projects coming up.

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I received this off Walsall Planners this morning…… Good Morning, I can confirm that this application is recommended for approval and will be heard at the next planning committee 6th September 2018, the report will be available online on Friday. Many Thanks …….. So unless the Councillors on the Planning Committee decide otherwise, ALDI will […]

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