Ian Shires

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

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By The Voice | Wed 7th June 2017 – 12:01 am Tim Farron ends his tour of target seats in Oxford on Wednesday night. This is part of his final pitch for votes at a rally there: This election is only taking place because Theresa May is taking you for […]

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The UK’s record on child poverty is woeful given that we are supposed to be the 5th richest nation in the world. To think that in this day and age around 30% of children in this country of ours are living in poverty is really shocking. Here in Walsall North the figures are even worse. […]

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Details are beginning to emerge about the long awaited renewal of water pipes in the Short Heath area. Contractors working on behalf of Severn Trent Water have given advanced notification about this essential work which is due to take place over the school summer break to renew water pipes along Sandbeds Road. The water pipes […]

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You don’t need to be a genius to know that something has gone wrong with education. The system we have concentrates more on testing than leaning, it is underfunded and we do not have enough teachers. The government has cut school funding across the country by £2.2 billion a year since 2015. It is proposing […]

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Don’t be fooled by Theresa May’s Tories retreat to familiar Brexit territory in a bid to regain lost ground after heavy mauling following the manifesto launch. Brexit is no longer the main issue for most voters. People we have spoken with over the bank holiday weekend whether they be in the leave or remain camp […]

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Heartless Tory Dementia Tax to fund Social Care

by Ian Shires on 30 May, 2017

Theresa May has announced that she will introduce a dementia tax to fund social care. Forcing the sale of family homes to fund care for the sick and elderly. This is one of the most heartless policies in the history of British politics. Caring for our elderly must be above party politics. Theresa May is […]

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Reflections on last night’s debate

by Ian Shires on 30 May, 2017

Mrs May and her clones are everywhere. To be precise in every constituency as candidates comply with the command to refer to themselves as Theresa May’s local candidate. Since when did we have a presidential democracy? Always thought that in the UK we had a parliamentary democracy and that going to vote in the General […]

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Published in The Guardian by Jessica Elgot Saturday 27 May 2017 06.00 BSTLast modified on Saturday 27 May 2017 06.01 BST Nick Clegg warns less stringent rules on nutritional standards for breakfasts risks exacerbating obesity crisis Scrapping free school lunches in favour of free breakfasts could have a significant nutritional cost, Nick Clegg has warned, saying Theresa May should […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By NewsHound | Sat 27th May 2017 – 12:55 pm It makes sense that Paddy should write for the Plymouth Herald on defence given the city’s strategic importance. He took the Government to task for cutting the Marines – about which he knows more than most people: For more than […]

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