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

Isle of Wight councillors sign up to ‘Councillors Against Austerity’​

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Following Saturday's anti-austerity march in London, eleven Isle of Wight councillors have signed up to the national ‘Councillors Against Austerity’​ ​founding statement and ask the Government to reverse cuts to council funding

Tuesday, 19th April, 2016 12:29pm

By Geoff Lumley with 54 readers' comments

Andrew Turner says BBC editors have ‘created unintentional bias’

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The Isle of Wight MP says the editors of the BBC have cumulatively created unintentional bias and says that impartiality needs to be at the core of the BBC’s output.

Tuesday, 19th April, 2016 12:13pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 24 readers' comments

Call for Isle of Wight businesses to support staying in the EU

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The Isle of Wight Liberal Democrat INTogether campaign is calling on Island businesses to follow Siemen's lead and show their support for staying in the EU ahead of the referendum in June.

Tuesday, 19th April, 2016 11:48am

By Nicholas Belfitt with 43 readers' comments

OnTheWight asked Isle of Wight MP if he’d publish his tax returns

Andrew Turner at House of Commons - 11 Jan 2016

OnTheWight asked Isle of Wight MP if he'd publish his tax returns, as others in Government are doing. Here's what he said:

Tuesday, 12th April, 2016 2:23pm

By Simon Perry with 76 readers' comments

Small businesses the key to economic success on the Island say LibDems

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The Isle of Wight Lib Dems say small businesses are the key to helping produce an economic alternative on the Island. They explain what they've been doing to explore the possibilities.

Thursday, 24th March, 2016 6:10pm

By Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats with 69 readers' comments

Green Party candidate, Michael Lilley, wins Ryde Town Council by-election

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Mr Lilley says he'll "run monthly surgeries, organise local meetings on key issues, produce a quarterly Ward newsletter, and represent Ryde East in key forums which will make a difference for them".

Monday, 14th March, 2016 10:27am

By Sally Perry with 43 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Conservative councillors discuss IW ‘unique funding challenges’ with Ministers

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Last week at the Annual Conservative Councillors Association (CCA) Conference, Isle of Wight councillors Dave Stewart and Ian Ward took the opportunity to talk with ministers Greg Clark and Marcus Jones about the Island's 'unique funding challenges'.

Thursday, 10th March, 2016 9:11am

By Ian Ward with 33 readers' comments

MP justifies cuts to ESA ‘helping them out of the benefits trap’

Andrew Turner at House of Commons - 11 Jan 2016

OnTheWight asked the Isle of Wight MP last week why he voted in favour of reducing ESA by £120 per month. We received no reply, but this press release was issued today.

Tuesday, 8th March, 2016 9:46am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 12 readers' comments

Cllr Whitehouse: Undeclared ambition to run for IW MP seat ends

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Late last night Cllr Whitehouse issued a notice declaring mental health issues will stop him running for one of the two Isle of Wight MP seats in the 2020 election. He's also resigning from IWC committees, but will serve out his time as a ward councillor for Newport West.

Monday, 7th March, 2016 7:48am

By Chris Whitehouse with 39 readers' comments

EU referendum: Isle of Wight Lib Dems launch ‘IN’ campaign

Nicholas Belfitt Vice-chair campaigning in Ryde

“We are the party of IN, IN Britain, IN Europe” announce Isle Of Wight Liberal Democrats

Tuesday, 23rd February, 2016 5:48pm

By Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats with 21 readers' comments

Andrew Turner’s trampoline video hits National political scene

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The Isle of Wight MP's trampoline video went viral on Facebook today. It's had over 60k views. Unfortunately ... for him and the Island, it's broken away from our shores. It's now on the National political scene.

Thursday, 18th February, 2016 8:31pm

By Sally Perry with 19 readers' comments