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 60 readers' comments

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

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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

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 MP accuses Tony Blair of ‘lying in order to take the UK to war’ in Iraq

Tony Blair :

On the 13th anniversary of the 911 disaster in the United States, the MP for the Isle of Wight accuses the former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, of 'lying in order to take the UK to war' in Iraq.

Thursday, 11th September, 2014 9:28am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 14 readers' comments

Isle of Wight 31st most UKIP-friendly Conservative seat in country says Uni research

Nigel Farage

The Island is not just the 31st most ‘UKIP-friendly Conservative seat’ in the UK, but 4th in the South East claims IW UKIP Chair.

Monday, 8th September, 2014 11:50am

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

Real change in Europe can only come from the Conservatives says Conservative MP

European flag in flowers

Isle of Wight Conservative MP, Andrew Turner has made it clear that he will continue to fight for reform of Britain’s relationship with the EU within the Conservative Party.

Wednesday, 3rd September, 2014 4:19pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 10 readers' comments

Local Member of Youth Parliament to take part in UK’s largest youth consultation

Make Your Mark :

It's hoped that over a million young people around the country will take part in the Make Your Mark campaign.

Tuesday, 12th August, 2014 10:55am

By Will Matthews

Green Party’s ‘Open Primary’ selection of parliamentary candidate a first on the Island


It's thought the Open Primary planned for September is the first of its kind on the Isle of Wight.

Wednesday, 23rd July, 2014 11:40am

By Daniel James with 10 readers' comments

Andrew Turner votes against Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill

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There's been much concern about the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill being rushed through Parliament - and its scope to record all private communications.

Tuesday, 15th July, 2014 6:06pm

By Simon Perry with 28 readers' comments

Act now if you want to keep your online privacy

Privacy being rubbed out by opensourceway

Do you want your private communications with friends, lovers and family to remain private? Then take three minutes to act today, as the Island's MP will vote on this later today and after that it may be too late.

Tuesday, 15th July, 2014 12:07pm

By Simon Perry with 9 readers' comments

Call to stamp out Stamp Duty for the over-65s

Stamped out

This proposal, put forward by UKIP's prospective parliamentary candidate, could well be popular with voters on the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 24th June, 2014 1:48pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Cottage hospitals for Isle of Wight pledges PPC Iain McKie

Frank James Memorial Hospital - Shalfleet.net via Wikipedia

Reflecting that the Island used to have 11 hospitals, Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (PPC) Iain McKie pledges that Cottage hospitals will be re-established on the Island - if he's elected.

Tuesday, 17th June, 2014 11:53am

By Iain McKie with 19 readers' comments