Isle of Wight council plea for cash to save services rejected by Government

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The council will now have to make cuts to many discretionary services on the Isle of Wight, after the government snubs their plea for more cash.

Tuesday, 9th February, 2016 12:05pm

By IW Council Press Office with 49 readers' comments

MP says the UK cannot ‘trust the EU to ever change’

Andrew Turner at House of Commons - 11 Jan 2016

Speaking during the debate last week, Isle of Wight MP, Andrew Turner, made it clear that he does not believe that the UK can trust the EU to ever change.

Tuesday, 9th February, 2016 11:23am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 17 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council: ‘Disappointment at PM’s stance on IW finances’

County Hall

The council isn't happy with David Cameron's response to being asked how the council will be able to fund itself, after the Government has proposed slashing its payments.

Friday, 5th February, 2016 3:24pm

By IW Council Press Office with 35 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Conservatives launch ‘the Island conversation’

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The 'secret' Isle of Wight Conservatives launch happened this morning - they're asking Islanders what they'd like to see more or less of on the Isle of Wight. They're calling it 'The Island Conversation'.

Monday, 1st February, 2016 10:51am

By Chris Whitehouse with 66 readers' comments

Conservative councillors to launch public consultation – but about what?

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Oh, those cheeky Conservatives ... telling us about a launch of something, but not prepared to share what it's about.

Thursday, 21st January, 2016 2:52pm

By Sally Perry with 21 readers' comments

Here’s the current membership numbers of Isle of Wight political parties – and the one that won’t say

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We've been investigating the number of members for each Isle of Wight political parties, six months after the election - One party won't say

Monday, 9th November, 2015 7:54pm

By Sally Perry with 29 readers' comments

Island Line: Parliamentary debate ‘a wasted opportunity’ says KILF

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Isle of Wight Conservative MP Andrew Turner is of leaving the door open - in his Commons speech - for the "untested alternative that he has championed".

Thursday, 22nd October, 2015 12:51pm

By Chris Quirk with 15 readers' comments

MP elected as Vice Chair to new All Party Parliamentary Group for Hants & Isle of Wight

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Chris Whitehouse says the Group will be a voice for local communities and councils across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight in connection with the area’s devolution bid.

Wednesday, 21st October, 2015 6:29pm

By Chris Whitehouse with 28 readers' comments

Parliament to debate ‘rail services to Portsmouth and the South West’ this morning

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Tune into Parliament TV this morning to hear a debate in Westminster Hall on “rail services to Portsmouth and the south west”. Given the Isle of Wight's proximity, it's possible the future of Island Line trains may come up.

Wednesday, 21st October, 2015 8:16am

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Why is the Isle of Wight’s train line being treated differently to all of the others in the rest of the country?

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You should read the eight-page letter from The Keep Island Line in Franchise (KILF) group to minister Claire Perry and see why they believe the Island is being treated differently to other parts of the country.

Monday, 12th October, 2015 6:42pm

By Sally Perry with 41 readers' comments

Andrew Turner responds to accusations of misleading the electorate

Andrew Turner - debating ferries - 13 Oct 2014

Before publishing Iain McKie's accusations we wrote to Andrew Turner with some questions, here's what his office sent back.

Friday, 9th October, 2015 6:06pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 63 readers' comments

Andrew Turner accused of misleading the electorate by UKIP candidate

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Here's Iain McKie's letter in full to Andrew Turner that says the MP "misled the electorate by making a false assertion in [the MP's] 'The Big Issues' election leaflet". McKie provides details that he says support his claim, asking the MP for evidence to the contrary.

Friday, 9th October, 2015 11:10am

By Iain McKie with 17 readers' comments

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