An opposition coalition too?

by danielbarker on 28 May, 2016

There was some interesting voting on Wednesday night in regards to those parties who didn’t succeed in taking power. Although UKIP didn’t back the Tories on the crucial leadership vote, the Tories voted five times for UKIP nominations to committees! What strange kind of opposition coalition is this? If I was a Tory backbencher, I […]

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Walsall gets its first Labour/Lib Dem Coalition

by danielbarker on 26 May, 2016

Walsall has its first ever Labour/Liberal Democrat Coalition as the deal thrashed out between the two left of centre Parties got a clear majority at the annual meeting of the council Wednesday night. Liberal Democrat Cllr Ian Shires heads up the Agenda for Change Portfolio on the council’s nine strong Labour/Lib Dem Cabinet. “It’s a […]

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The Telegraph By Peter Dominiczak, Political Editor 1 day ago The majority of older voters, Conservative supporters and men are now backing the campaign to stay in the EU following a collapse in support for Brexit, a new poll for the Daily Telegraph shows. An exclusive poll for The Telegraph today finds that the Remain […]

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Published on The Guardian website by the Press Association Friday 20 May 2016 08.28 BST One in five students are only registered to vote where they study, but many will be away or are unaware of date of the vote University chiefs issued the findings as they promoted a push to ensure young voters are […]

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Councils have been forced to set aside at least £1.75bn to cover the cost of business rate appeals, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned. As part of the Local Growth and Jobs Bill, announced in yesterday’s Queen’s Speech, local authorities will be able to retain 100% of their business rates income by 2020. Mayoral […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By Caron Lindsay | Wed 18th May 2016 – 12:53 pm Funnily enough, Liberal Democrats aren’t that impressed with the Queen’s Speech. There certainly is a lot to worry people of a liberal disposition. Three immediately come to mind: The Queen might as well have said: “My Government will indulge […]

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Dear Member, We are once again asking for Members who have used Walsall Healthcare services to come and talk to us about their experiences – good or bad – to help shape future improvements. “In Your Shoes” workshops are being held throughout June, and the Trust Board, as well as staff, will be sitting down […]

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A new Bill unveiled in the Queen’s speech today will legislate for the academisation of all maintained schools. Nicky Morgan seemingly backtracked on plans to force the conversion of all schools earlier this month. However, Queen Elizabeth II yesterday announced the Education for All Bill, which will move the country ‘towards a system where all […]

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Information for communities

by danielbarker on 19 May, 2016

Beacon Primary School • Summer Event • Saturday 21st May 2016 • 12.00 noon- 4.00pm • Family event (face painting/fun activities for all the family). • Beacon Primary School, Davis Road, New Invention, Willenhall, West Midlands, WV12 5HA The Boaters Fishing Club – FISHING GROUP • Are you interested in Fishing in Willenhall Memorial Park […]

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The die is cast. Walsall is about to have its first Lib/Lab Pact administration as the Labour Group endorsed the deal hammered out between Lib Dem Leader Cllr Ian Shires and his Labour counterpart Cllr Sean Coughlan in a series of meetings since the Local Elections on 5th May. Welcoming last night’s decision of Walsall […]

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