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The Liberal Democrats have slammed the Conservative Government for being soft on crime, as they reveal that 86.1% of burglaries in West Midlands went unsolved by the police last year. Analysis by the Liberal Democrats of new Home Office figures show that 18.803 burglary cases were closed by West Midlands police in 2021, but in 16,188 of them no suspect was identified. That equates […]

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  Willenhall’s Liberal Democrats have today called for Cost-of-Living Rescue package to support struggling families in AREA, ahead of the local elections Thursday next.  The package includes: A VAT cut that would save the average family £600 A windfall Tax on Oil and Gas companies that would double the Warm Homes Discount from £150 to […]

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Almost 12 months in from last year’s local election in May 2021 the Conservatives have put out a couple of leaflets just in time for the next local election in a weeks time. Next Thursday, the 5th May 2022 to be precise. I caught a glimpse of this belated activity as an elderly gentleman trudged […]

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A compelling argument for voting Lib Dem on 5th May

by Ian Shires on 24 April, 2022

Getting a good response as we were going around Willenhall North and Short Heath. People are wanting a change. As well as the 5 Good Reasons for voting Liberal Democrat many were adding their reason for voting for us at the upcoming Local Elections on 5th May. See below….  

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Bus operators are struggling to maintain services and are calling for  help get people back onto their buses…..   With the ending of COVID regulations and in spite of continuing high incidents of COVID being reported and the resulting increasing numbers of hospital admissions, many are trying to get back to some sort of normality. The […]

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Community Policing Updates

by Ian Shires on 22 April, 2022

There have been a couple of issues which have been causing concern for the residents in Willenhall North recently, namely off-road bikes using main roads and our green spaces and vehicle crime.  Following up on complaints they have received the Police have sent me this update which I thought I would share with you. Community […]

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Reducing Vehicle Crime

by Ian Shires on 22 April, 2022

I received the following email today off the Willenhall Neighbourhood Policing Team. Thought I’d share it with you: Dear Residents, Can we remind owners to ensure their vehicles are locked, with valuable items removed and parked in secure areas where possible. Consider installing anti-theft screws to your registration plates and remove any visible suction marks […]

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Don’t let Johnson fool you

by Ian Shires on 21 April, 2022

Groucho Marx is credited of having said “He might look like an idiot. He may sound like an idiot. But don’t let that fool you. He really is an idiot. The quote wouldn’t be out of place today, with the caveat – “If he thinks he can fool all of the people all of the […]

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PartyGate, the whip is out –

by Ian Shires on 20 April, 2022

It will be a sad day if Tory MPs vote to accept that Johnson can get away with breaking the law, a law which he imposed on the rest of us. As Johnson skips off on a delayed visit to India, his MPs were given a talking to about the consequences of not voting against […]

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What does it take to make good triumph over bad?

by Ian Shires on 8 April, 2022

What does it take to stir folk into action? Folk, who have staggered through crisis after crisis over the past 4 or 5 years. Beginning with a supposedly “oven-ready” Brexit, Their words not mine. Then the COVID Pandemic with us locked down whilst those in power partied in No10. And now we are facing the […]

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