There’s a rumour flying around County Hall among the councillors, that some Conservative councillors will be stepping-down over the next few months.
VentnorBlog has been told that the number of seats to be vacated have been as high as three, leading to the possibility of the Island seeing three by-elections in the next three months.
The Isle of Wight county elections were held in June 2009, just over a year ago.
There are 40 councillor seats on the Island, with the Conservatives currently controlling
24 25 of them.
Being a rumour, it could, of course, turn out to be nothing but hot air – or if true, they may be persuaded to change their minds and stay.