Isle of Wight Politics

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 72 readers' comments

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

County Hall

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

Independent councillors accused by Tories of being ‘hard left’

Greg clark with Ian Ward and Dave Stewart

Accused of being 'hard left' because they have signed up to the "Councillors against austerity campaign", Conservative group leader is challenging the "political judgement" of Island Independent councillors.

Monday, 23rd May, 2016 7:04am

By Dave Stewart with 114 readers' comments

List of good causes to benefit from MP’s donated payrise released

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The MP's financial adviser has confirmed the amount of money paid by Isle of Wight MP, Andrew Turner, into the Good Causes fund and his office have shared details of the organisations who have benefited.

Friday, 20th May, 2016 5:03pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

Vote Leave: All ‘colours’ of politics welcome at today’s event

iain duncan smith

There's still time to register to attend tonight's meeting. It's been confirmed to OnTheWight that you are not required to become a supporter of Vote Leave in order to attend.

Friday, 20th May, 2016 4:08pm

By Sally Perry with 86 readers' comments

Andrew Turner joins opposition MPs calling for NHS to be safeguarded

Andrew Turner at House of Commons - 11 Jan 2016

IW MP, Andrew Turner, comments on three items from the Queen's Speech; the NHS Overseas Visitors Charging Bill, the Education for All Bill and finally fighting corruption and tax evasion in the Criminal Finances Bill.

Friday, 20th May, 2016 3:27pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 10 readers' comments

Labour MEP will be campaigning in Newport to ‘Remain in the EU’

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Labour MEP, Anneliese Dodds, will on the Isle of Wight on Sunday morning, campaigning in Newport to Remain in the EU.

Friday, 20th May, 2016 9:13am

By Ed Gouge with 25 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Green Party leader offers EU debate with Iain Duncan Smith

Vix Lowthion - green scarf

With news that Iain Duncan Smith will be visiting the Isle of Wight to take part in a Vote Leave rally, Vix Lowthion, leader of the IW Green Party has questioned why the rally is closed and offers to share a platform for debate.

Friday, 13th May, 2016 6:45am

By Sally Perry with 52 readers' comments

Iain Duncan-Smith to speak on Isle of Wight at Vote Leave rally

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The former Conservative leader, Iain Duncan Smith MP, will be addressing those attending the Vote Leave rally on 20th May on the Isle of Wight.

Thursday, 12th May, 2016 12:41pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 54 readers' comments

Former Isle of Wight UKIP Chairman leaves UKIP, joins Conservatives

Ewan Smith-Wainwright

Former IW UKIP Chairman, Ewan Smith-Wainwright, who took over from Parliamentary candidate, Iain McKie, at the beginning of the year has told members that he's moving to the Conservative party.

Thursday, 5th May, 2016 12:17pm

By Sally Perry with 22 readers' comments

‘Councillors Against Austerity’: Fewer than half on Isle of Wight council sign up

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Cllr Geoff Lumley (who co-organised the launch of the campaign on the Island) is unhappy that 22 Isle of Wight Councillors have not responded to or have declined his call to support the 'Councillors Against Austerity' campaign.

Tuesday, 3rd May, 2016 9:41am

By Geoff Lumley with 65 readers' comments

PCC election: Who can you vote for

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PCC elections are next week. Want to know when elections are coming up in your area and who will be standing? This great new Website by The Democracy Club makes it all very easy for you.

Wednesday, 27th April, 2016 2:02pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments