2017 General Election

The 2017 general election was called by Theresa May for 8th June 2017.

The Isle of Wight saw six people stand as prospective parliamentary candidates:

Nicholas Belfitt – Liberal Democrat
Julian Critchley – Labour
Julie Jones-Evans – Independent
Vix Lowthion – Green
Daryll Pitcher – UKIP
Bob Seely – Conservative

Below are articles relating to the 2017 General Election.

Image: bagelmouse under CC BY 2.0

Isle of Wight Green Party awarded ‘Inspiring Election Campaign 2017’

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The Isle of Wight Green Party have picked up ‘Inspiring Election Campaign 2017’ award for Election achievements.

Monday, 9th October, 2017 12:47pm

By Vix Lowthion with 36 readers' comments

Isle of Wight 2017 General Election: A landslide

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The Isle of Wight has spoken. The new Isle of Wight MP has been announced and Labour saw its highest vote since 1959, almost doubling the 2015 results.

Friday, 9th June, 2017 3:03am

By Sally Perry with 39 readers' comments

2017 General Election Isle of Wight: Live Coverage from the count

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OnTheWight will be reporting live from the Count throughout the night - keep an eye on our live feed to stay up to date with election trivia, photographs from the count as well as cartooning wizardry.

Thursday, 8th June, 2017 9:03pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Labour comes out top in school mock elections

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If the Ryde Academy mock general election is anything to go by, the Conservatives have a lot of work to do over the next five years to win the young persons' vote.

Thursday, 8th June, 2017 6:05pm

By Nat Nelson with 5 readers' comments

Please Vote! Impassioned plea from Isle of Wight Youth MP

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Our passionate member of Youth Parliament for the Isle of Wight, Joe Davies, shares this video message urging Isle of Wight 18-24 year olds to take ten minutes out of their day tomorrow to vote in the general election.

Wednesday, 7th June, 2017 8:19pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

UKIP candidate launches his general election manifesto

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UKIP candidatre, Daryll Pitcher, launches his own personal manifesto for the Isle of Wight

Tuesday, 6th June, 2017 12:04pm

By Daryll Pitcher with 5 readers' comments

Call for IW school heads to oppose closure plans

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Julian Critchley says the rationale for the proposed merger of AET's two academies on the Isle of Wight is fundamentally flawed, and believes the proposal has not been properly thought through.

Monday, 5th June, 2017 1:09pm

By Jim Moody with 5 readers' comments

Watch 38 Degrees Isle of Wight hustings video

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38 Degrees hosted a hustings last night at Bembridge Sailing Club. The event was streamed online and thousands of people tuned in from home. Watch it here to see how the candidates did.

Thursday, 1st June, 2017 12:50pm

By Luke Ilott with 6 readers' comments

People’s march ‘for the many, not the few’

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Islanders are expected to march on Saturday from Ryde to Newport in support of the 'For the many, not the few' campaign. A rally will be held in St Thomas's Square between 3-4pm.

Wednesday, 31st May, 2017 11:51am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Election hopefuls debate education at hustings

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Five of the six General Election hopefuls will be debating all things education on Thursday evening in Sandown. All are welcome, but arrive before 7pm if you wish to ask a question.

Wednesday, 31st May, 2017 11:18am

By Dominic Coughlin with 16 readers' comments

38 Degrees Isle of Wight hustings now open to all after OnTheWight involvement

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The decision by 38 Degrees to only invite five candidates to their Hustings, rather than the six standing, was criticised by candidates and voters. OnTheWight got in touch with 38 Degrees this morning and they have now reversed their decision, opening it to all.

Tuesday, 30th May, 2017 5:01pm

By Sally Perry with 28 readers' comments

Isle of Wight: Thousands surge to register to vote

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It's pleasing to see many more Islanders are getting involved with selecting who will represent them in Parliament for the next five years. OnTheWight has been pursuing the detail for you.

Tuesday, 30th May, 2017 1:24pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments