Ian Shires

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

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NHS at 80?

by Ian Shires on 7 July, 2018

Had the following email off Vince Cable , thought I’d share it with you: We are rightly celebrating the NHS’s 70th birthday, but we need to prepare for the NHS at 80. The NHS and social care services are in a state of crisis. The Conservatives have left them chronically under-funded, and staff embattled and […]

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Concerns about the health of our NHS at 70

by Ian Shires on 6 July, 2018

Our NHS and Social Care services are suffering from a chronic lack of funding. That was the message that was coming across loud and clear from health and care services when they came before Walsall Council’s Social Care and Health Scrutiny Committee when it met on the 28th June at Walsall’ Council House All partners […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice by Mary Reid | Thu 5th July 2018 – 9:54 am If, when I was Elected Mayor of Watford, you had asked me what kept me awake at night, I would have said the number of families we had in bed and breakfast (it was once a matter of pride […]

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The School Run

by Ian Shires on 5 July, 2018

There was an incident this morning where a child was knocked off his scooter by Beacon Primary during the school run this morning. I’m told there were no serious injuries which is good news and as far as I am aware there appears to be no blame on either party involved, it was an accident. […]

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US needs a birthday present

by Ian Shires on 4 July, 2018

Published on Liberal Democrat Voice by Tahir Maher | Wed 4th July 2018 – 7:34 am Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Christine Jardine has called on the Conservative Government to give the American people a “proper birthday present” by standing up to President Trump on human rights. Ms Jardine made her plea as the US […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice by Caron Lindsay | Mon 2nd July 2018 – 9:02 pm So the Scottish and Northern Irish schools have broken up and people are starting to head for the sun. Although, to be honest, they might as well have stayed at home this year. I’ll bet you by the time […]

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This is a reminder that the next One Walsall One Voice Forum for Walsall West, takes place on Tuesday 3rd July from 6pm-8pm at Willenhall CHART Centre. Places can be booked by sending me a message to say you want to come along. Please invite others as well. In addition to the teas/coffees we will […]

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A week in the life of

by Ian Shires on 29 June, 2018

It’s been another busy week for me as your Councillor here in Willenhall North. It began as usual with my weekly mission of delivering our FOCUS newsletters with the team. This is something I never get tired of. It gives me time to think about the coming week and what that might have in store […]

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Last Chance For A Soft Brexit?

by Ian Shires on 28 June, 2018

This article was first published in French on 18/06 by Fondation Jean-Jaurès. English translation: Social Europe by Renaud Thillaye on 28 June 2018 @RThillaye TwitterFacebookLinkedinE-mail Renaud Thillaye So far so good. Brexit is still on track, Theresa May retains her majority, Jeremy Corbyn remains popular without threatening to bring down the government. Yet everything suggests […]

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