Ferries could be regulated under a Labour government says shadow chancellor

Stewart Blackmore and Ed Balls conference selfie

Labour's parliamentary candidate for the Isle of Wight, Stewart Blackmore, shared his concerns for the Island with shadow chanceloe, Ed Balls, at last week's Labour party conference.

Monday, 29th September, 2014 10:55am

By Sally Perry with 58 readers' comments

MP: Why I voted for military air-strikes in Iraq

British Tornadoes:

The Isle of Wight MP believes members of ISIL are 'psychopathic zealots' and explains why he voted for military support to carry out air-strikes in Iraq.

Monday, 29th September, 2014 8:05am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 22 readers' comments

Over 300 Islanders helped through New Enterprise Allowance scheme

Outline of bodies:

Over 300 Islanders have benefited from the New Enterprise Allowance since April 2011 says Isle of Wight MP, Andrew Turner.

Friday, 26th September, 2014 9:45am

By Sally Perry

Last chance to share your views on military action in the Middle East

Black Watch:

MPs have been recalled to Parliament today to vote on whether Britain should engage in military action in the Middle East. Have your say before the 5pm vote.

Friday, 26th September, 2014 8:24am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 88 readers' comments

Shadow Home secretary wrong in her approach says Police Commissioner

Yvette Cooper:

At the Labour party Conference this week, Shadow Home Secretary, Yvette Cooper told members the next Labour government would abolish Police and Crime Commissioners and put the savings back into frontline policing instead.

Friday, 26th September, 2014 7:30am

By The office of Simon Hayes with 20 readers' comments

HMRC seize tobacco and alcohol in Southampton


An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco and alcohol in Southampton has uncovered more than 8,000 cigarettes, 5.7 kilos of hand-rolling tobacco and 500 litres of alcohol.

Thursday, 25th September, 2014 4:54pm

By Lisa Billard with 3 readers' comments

Letter: It’s not too late to help save the pensioners’ free bus pass

Bus stop sign:

The first round of petitions have been delivered to Downing Street and last night, The One Show highlighted the save the pensioners' bus pass campaign last night (available on iPlayer).

Thursday, 25th September, 2014 8:24am

By Richard Worrall with 22 readers' comments

How can we ‘continue to fail our children?’ asks Professor Sir Michael Marmot

Primary school children :

A report out today reveals that 51.7% of children across the country are not developed enough for school by the age of five. Professor Sir Michael Marmot questions how we can continue to fail our children.

Tuesday, 23rd September, 2014 2:49pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

NO Vote welcomed – but not ‘Unfair Settlement’ says MP

saltire on boys face:

The Island’s MP Andrew Turner, has welcomed the news this morning that Scotland has voted to remain within the UK but says that a new constitutional settlement is needed.

Friday, 19th September, 2014 7:07am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 25 readers' comments

IW Council Leader becomes Chair of an LGA board: Receives challenge by opposition councillor

Sunday Politics Show - Ian Stephens

News of the council leader's new role on a national stage was announced at last night's full council meeting.

Thursday, 18th September, 2014 8:58am

By Sally Perry with 96 readers' comments

MP speaks out against puppy farming


Andrew Turner took part in a recent debate against the ‘cruel practices and horrible consequences’ of puppy farming.

Friday, 12th September, 2014 9:50am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight ferry services to be debated in Parliament

Andrew Turner

Andrew Turner has been successful in securing a debate about the Ferry Services to the Isle of Wight when the House of Commons returns after the Conference break.

Thursday, 11th September, 2014 1:36pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 48 readers' comments