Isle of Wight 2015 Election

The 2015 General Election has attracted great interest on the Isle of Wight with six candidates currently in the running to take the largest constituency seat in the country, with 110,000 Islanders of voting age.

Below are the articles published in the run up to the 2015 General Election.

2015 election results

We also have our detailed break down of the Isle of Wight election results and our live, as-it-happened coverage of the count.

IW UKIP launch ‘out’ pressure group for the EU Referendum

European flag in flowers

Iain McKie says the pressure group will be "making the case why the UK ought to leave the European Union"

Wednesday, 20th May, 2015 8:19am

By Sally Perry with 83 readers' comments

Stewart Blackmore: Plan to hold Andrew Turner to account

Stewart Blackmore:

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

Three post-election candidate interviews to watch (video)

Three post election interviews

We catch up with three of the candidates after the election results. They all reveal something of their future plans

Friday, 8th May, 2015 9:42am

By Simon Perry with 38 readers' comments

Andrew Turner returned as Isle of Wight MP: The detail (Update 6)

Andrew Turner on election night 2015

The disruption to incumbent Conservative MP Andrew Turner's election campaign over the last few months has not affected the final outcome of the general election vote. A remarkable result for many reasons. We've got a full breakdown of all the significant points.

Friday, 8th May, 2015 3:10am

By Sally Perry with 112 readers' comments

Live coverage of the Isle of Wight election count

The count

We're reporting live from the Count in Newport. Stay with us throughout the night for live text and video updates. Keep this page open and you'll be alerted when new updates are added.

Thursday, 7th May, 2015 7:35pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

View all the election candidate’s leaflets online in one place

All 2015 election candidates leaflets

OnTheWight has gathered all of the candidates' election mailouts, so if you've chucked them out, or you don't have them with you, you can check the details, if you haven't already voted today.

Thursday, 7th May, 2015 2:07pm

By Simon Perry with 8 readers' comments

Don’t know who to vote for? This online vote matcher claims to help

polling station

A quick and simple online quiz will match your views with the policies of political parties and could help you decide who to vote for in the General Election.

Wednesday, 6th May, 2015 9:21pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Want to know the views of election candidates on a £100bn Trident replacement?

Anti trident protest by Hannah Brock

The prospective parliamentary candidates have shared their views on many local issues over the last month, but do you have any idea how they might vote on a £100bn Trident replacement? We asked the question and found out for you.

Wednesday, 6th May, 2015 6:36pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

UKIP a nose ahead of Greens in latest Isle of Wight election poll

Yoppul 2015 election poll

There's only one vote between the top two Parties in this latest of election polls. The rest of the candidates are left behind.

Wednesday, 6th May, 2015 4:58pm

By Simon Perry with 12 readers' comments

Independent councillors back Ian Stephens for MP

Ian Stephens newport quay cropped

The Island Independent group of councillors at the Isle of Wight council explain that although they will work with whoever gets elected as MP for the Island, they believe Ian Stephens is the right man for the job.

Wednesday, 6th May, 2015 4:27pm

By Jonathan Bacon with 19 readers' comments

Rob da Bank: Vote UKIP in? Isle of Wight might lose Bestival

Rob Da Bank with Party pooper by Julian Winslow

Does Robby’s threat to take Bestival away from the Island bring sufficient fear into people’s minds that they might change their vote?

Tuesday, 5th May, 2015 9:28pm

By Simon Perry with 44 readers' comments

VoteSmart claims LibDem candidate only choice for Isle of Wight

David Goodall

Data from 650 constituencies has been analysed by non-partisan research organisation, VoteSmart, claims David Goodall is the best hope for the Island.

Tuesday, 5th May, 2015 2:51pm

By David Goodall with 26 readers' comments