Ian Shires

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

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Lib Dem victory on period poverty funding

by Ian Shires on 14 March, 2019

Responding to Phillip Hammond’s Spring Statement which brings in funding for free sanitary products in secondary schools and colleges in England, Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson Layla Moran said: “Girls are missing out on their education while on their period, or using unsuitable substitutes because they cannot afford to buy basic sanitary protection. It is good to see the […]

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Women under austerity—a frontal attack

by Ian Shires on 14 March, 2019

Published on Social Europe by Rosa Pavanelli on 14th March 2019 Women are disproportionately dependent on public services. They can’t afford austerity and it’s time that governments recognised this. Austerity. From the left to the right, governments have only that one word on their lips. The European Parliament elections are approaching in May and there are fears […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice by Caron Lindsay | Tue 12th March 2019 – 8:04 am Our country’s fate will tonight be decided by the right wing of the Conservative Party and the Democratic Unionist Party. That, really, is not a good place for us to be in. And let’s not forget those Labour MPs who will […]

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Knife Crime update

by Ian Shires on 11 March, 2019

I received this today off  West Midlands Police‏ Today is the start of a week long, national knife crime awareness campaign. Expect to see weapon sweeps, awareness, education events and more. For results and updates follow  #OpSceptre. If you want help and advice visit http://www.knifefree.co.uk  #KNIFEFREE

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Road Works Update

by Ian Shires on 11 March, 2019

There will be roadworks at the following sites this month:  Cannock Road near its junction with Littleton Road:  There will be temporary lights in operation on 17th March between 8.00 am and 5.00 pm for one day only whilst Telecoms carry out a mains repair. Wednesfield Road at its junction with Clothier Street:  There will be […]

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Walsall Works – EXPO

by Ian Shires on 9 March, 2019

Are you looking for employment or training opportunities? Book your place @WalsallWorks.

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Responding as the BDO High Streets Tracker reveals that sales declined by 3.7%, the worst February for lifestyle in-store sales since November 2008, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable said: Our high streets are clearly going through an extremely difficult time, thanks to a combination of long-term structural challenges and the damaging effects of […]

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Responding to a new YouGov survey for Young Women’s Trust that 30% of employers have not tried to reduce their gender pay gap, Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader Jo Swinson said: It is disappointing that one in three organisations have not tried to improve their gender pay gap. Gender pay gap reporting has injected transparency in […]

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Liberal Democrat DWP Spokesperson Christine Jardine has called for the Chancellor to use his Spring Statement to end the freeze on working-age benefits, including Universal Credit and tax credits. It comes as the Joseph Rowntree Foundation publishes new statistics [08 March 2019 00:01] revealing that, should the final year of the freeze go ahead, the […]

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Responding to The Guardian investigation which has found teachers are cleaning and paying for books and pens to plug the gaps in school funding, Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Layla Moran said: We are clearly in the midst of a crisis over school funding and these revelations must result in direct action by the Conservatives. This […]

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