Ian Shires

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

Peter Walker Political correspondent at the Guardian @peterwalker99 Tue 2 Jan ‘18 Study finds many people are not claiming support they are entitled to and warns some are put off by the benefits system The DWP said anyone who thinks they are entitled to out-of-work benefit should contact Jobcentre Plus. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA About 300,000 […]

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Kate ForresterPolitical reporter, HuffPost UK  28/12/2017 07:02 GMT RICH LEGG VIA GETTY IMAGES Lib Dem MPs have called for a ban on private companies carrying out benefit eligibility tests on behalf of the government. The party’s work and pensions spokesman Stephen Lloyd – who has a disability – has called for an immediate end to […]

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New Year – same old problems

by Ian Shires on 6 January, 2018

Somethings never change do they? How many times has this been said “The council doesn’t go round in the dark of night and dump household rubbish and fly tip. But the Council is expected to clean up even as is the case with by the shops at The Square (WHG land) and Nottingham Drive shopping […]

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Join the cheapest gym in town

by Ian Shires on 2 January, 2018

If you’d like to help out with delivering Focus in Willenhall North or Short Heath let us know. great way to meet new friends and keep fit at the same time. All it costs in an hour of your time

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New studies show that the UK economy has stalled under the Conservatives. This Conservative crash will wipe £49bn off the UK economy by 2021. That’s £687 for every person in the UK. Or enough to recruit 69,000 new police officers or 66,000 teachers. The Conservatives are also putting £3bn aside for ‘problems’ with  Brexit. Despite […]

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Advanced warning of road works

by Ian Shires on 22 December, 2017

Just to give you some advanced warning of road works which will be taking place on the Lichfield Road near the junction with Baynton Road on 07 January 2018. This is to allow a gas main connection. The work is planned to take no more than one day, starting at 0800 Hrs and finishing no […]

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Ian, Dan, Carol, Glyn, Ben and Karen send their best wishes to you all for Christmas and the New Year

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A big drive has taken place over the past couple of weeks with West Midlands Police working closely with Walsall Council Taxi Licensing Enforcement Officers carrying out spot checks to ensure taxis and hackney carriages in the borough are safe and compliant with licensing conditions. 54 licensed vehicles were stopped during the exercise and seven vehicles […]

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Police in the West Midlands are facing a real-terms cut of £247m next year, the Liberal Democrats have revealed. Today the government announced that core funding for police budgets will remain exactly the same as last year. Taking into account inflation, that means the West Midlands POLICE FORCE will fall a real-terms cut in excess of £247m. The additional £270m of funding […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice by Michael Meadowcroft | Fri 15th December 2017 – 10:25 am Being an earnest seeker after truth I downloaded the full Joint Report of 8 Decemberin order to discover just how the Prime Minister proposed to accomplish the trick of leaving the single market and the customs union whilst still having no physical […]

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