Isle of Wight Politics

Fact checking the speech Cllr Pitcher made during racism vote

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OnTheWight has been checking the facts quoted by Cllr Pitcher during last week's full council debate on the motion to condemn racism, xenophobia and hate crimes.

Tuesday, 26th July, 2016 5:57pm

By Sally Perry with 25 readers' comments

Labour Party members to hold ‘Re-Elect Jeremy Corbyn’ event

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Labour Party members and supporters keen to see Jeremy Corbyn re-elected Leader of the Labour Party are to hold a 'Re-elect Jeremy' event next week. Labour has more members on the Island than any other political party.

Friday, 22nd July, 2016 1:26pm

By Barbara McSweeney with 80 readers' comments

Andrea Leadsom backed as leader by Isle of Wight MP

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The first ballot in the Conservative Party leadership race took place on Tuesday. Our Isle of Wight MP, revealed who he will be supporting as Leader.

Wednesday, 6th July, 2016 3:28pm

By Sally Perry with 39 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats welcome national membership surge

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Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Vice Chair of South Central Region Lib Dems, will be leading a workshop on the Isle of Wight on Saturday. All are welcome.

Tuesday, 5th July, 2016 9:41am

By Nicholas Belfitt with 37 readers' comments

Isle of Wight UKIP celebrate EU Referendum vote

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UKIP say they will watch those tasked with negotiating EU withdrawal to make sure they get the best deal for Britain at the negotiating table.

Friday, 1st July, 2016 4:36pm

By Daryll Pitcher with 33 readers' comments

Green Party calls for ‘electoral alliance’

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The Green Party leaders have called on other 'anti-Brexit' party leaders to join cross-party discussions on how to tackle the vote to leave the EU.

Friday, 1st July, 2016 9:42am

By Vix Lowthion with 41 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Labour Party members ‘overwhelmingly support Corbyn’

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Members of the Labour Party on the Isle of Wight voted on a motion to show their support for Leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, last night.

Friday, 1st July, 2016 9:05am

By Geoff Lumley with 44 readers' comments

MP challenged over impact of EU exit to Isle of Wight

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The IW Labour Party say there are urgent questions that need to be answered by the Isle of Wight MP, Andrew Turner.

Wednesday, 29th June, 2016 12:14pm

By Ed Gouge with 98 readers' comments

EU Referendum: Isle of Wight results announced (Updated)

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The counting officer has returned the results for the Isle of Wight in the EU Referendum.

Friday, 24th June, 2016 2:54am

By Sally Perry with 66 readers' comments

EU Referendum: Live coverage of Isle of Wight and regional count

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Interested in what happens at the EU referendum count on the Isle of Wight? Follow OnTheWight's live coverage from inside the count along with regional coverage from Southampton.

Thursday, 23rd June, 2016 10:24pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Letter: EU referendum – what’s in it for the Isle of Wight?

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Darcy is keen to know whether readers believe the Isle of Wight will be better off if the UK is In or Out of the EU.

Tuesday, 24th May, 2016 5:58pm

By Darcy with 94 readers' comments

‘Independent Administration is about People not ‘Political’ labels’ says Leader

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The Leader of the Island Independents, Jonathan Bacon, has responded this morning to accusations made by Conservative councillor, Dave Stewart, that those who signed up to a campaign against austerity are 'hard left'.

Monday, 23rd May, 2016 10:17am

By Jonathan Bacon with 11 readers' comments