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

Island Line: MP needs to start listening to the public say Campaigners

Andrew Turner - Top 5 Things - 12 Jan 2015

Campaigners say it's essential the Island's MP starts listening to Island residents on the future of Island Line trains as a matter of urgency and ask him to name a date in the next couple of weeks when he can attend a public meeting.

Monday, 17th August, 2015 3:26pm

By Sally Perry with 23 readers' comments

MP Andrew Turner needs to start answering questions

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Andrew Turner seems to think he's above being questioned. In a democracy, this just isn't right - It's got to change.

Thursday, 6th August, 2015 10:18pm

By Simon Perry with 30 readers' comments

MP says Island Line should not be politicised

Andrew Turner on bench - Ferry debate - Westminster - 13 October 2014

The MP says, "it is very unhelpful that some people are trying to make this a political issue."

Thursday, 30th July, 2015 11:43am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 95 readers' comments

Stewart Blackmore: Plan to hold Andrew Turner to account

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Stewart Blackmore says he and other Labour Party members will be holding Andrew Turner to account and making sure the voice of the vulnerable and hard-working but hard-up Islanders is heard loud and clear.

Tuesday, 12th May, 2015 12:13pm

By Stewart Blackmore with 31 readers' comments

Two MPs for the Isle of Wight to happen ‘by 2020’ (Updated)

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Now, with a majority in Parliament, the Conservatives intend to stop the Isle of Wight being represented by just one MP.

Tuesday, 12th May, 2015 10:09am

By Simon Perry with 34 readers' comments