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

Vote sprayed on shutters by sundaykofax

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

Voters have ‘no trust in empty promises’ says UKIP Parliamentary candidate

Iain McKie

Iain McKie says it's too late for “the old parties" to listen to the voice of Euroscepticism and act upon it.

Wednesday, 28th May, 2014 11:34am

By Iain McKie with 102 readers' comments

‘LibDems are in meltdown’ says Labour parliamentary candidate

Stewart Blackmore:

The Labour Party candidate for the general election believes the "Liberal Democrats are no longer a credible opposition to the Conservatives on the Island and are in meltdown, nationally and on the Island".

Tuesday, 27th May, 2014 7:44pm

By Sally Perry with 43 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Conservative MP congratulates UKIP supporters on Euro vote

Andrew Turner MP

Andrew Turner has congratulated supporters of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) for a ‘remarkable’ result in the European Parliament elections held last week.

Tuesday, 27th May, 2014 1:49pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 14 readers' comments

Isle of Wight 2014 European Election results and selected South East MEPs (Update 5)

Ballot box by greenwichphotography

Final results for the Isle of Wight vote and which MEPs now represent the South East in Europe.

Sunday, 25th May, 2014 11:44pm

By Simon Perry with 128 readers' comments

Over 35,000 Islanders vote in the Euro Election

Polling station

Well done to all who made the effort to vote, whether you chose a candidate from the very long list, or spoiled your paper.

Friday, 23rd May, 2014 3:42pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Guide to the 2014 Euro election candidates for the South East

Polling station :

There are 118 candidates across 15 different parties you can vote for on Thursday in the European Election. Will you be heading to the Polling Station?

Tuesday, 20th May, 2014 11:51am

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments