Andrew Turner, ex-MP for Isle of Wight

Andrew Turner was MP for the Isle of Wight between 2001 and 2017.

First elected in 2001 after coming second in the 1997 election, he gained re-election in the follow three elections, 2005, 2010 and 2015.

Anti-gay comments led to resignation
At the end of April 2017, on the eve of the 2017 General election, he was reported as telling pupils at Christ The King that believed homosexuality was “wrong” and “dangerous to society”. Finding himself at the centre of a media storm, within hours, he stood down as MP.

Below are some of the articles which OnTheWight has published that mention Andrew Turner.

Island Line handed over to South Western Railway at 2am: New Logo too

New Island Line logo

It's official. Island Line has now been taken over by a new company. Free WiFi at Island Line stations are among the promised improvements. There's a new logo too.

Sunday, 20th August, 2017 12:49pm

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

Pat Goodhead’s letter to CtK Parents about MP comes in for criticism

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OnTheWight catches up with Esther to find how things have been and to hear her reaction to Pat Goodhead's letter to CtK Parents after Andrew Turner's visit to the school that finished his career.

Friday, 12th May, 2017 6:59pm

By Sally Perry with 21 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Differences

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Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and following the comments by former Isle of Wight MP, Andrew Turner, that being gay is a danger to society, this week explores the subject of differences

Sunday, 7th May, 2017 12:49pm

By Jonathan Dodd with 6 readers' comments

Another Conservative candidate joins the race

joe robertson

It was a three-horse race, then two, then one and now it's a two horse race again as Joe Robertson joins the Conservative shortlist for prospective parliamentary candidate.

Thursday, 4th May, 2017 11:39am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Tory grandee critical of Ian Ward’s claim that Andrew Turner has apologised

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After two days, a post has appeared distancing the IW Conservative Association from Andrew Turner's comments on homosexuality. There's still a question on who has actually heard AT apologise.

Tuesday, 2nd May, 2017 7:00pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Andrew Turner resigns as Isle of Wight MP

Andrew Turner - Top 5 Things - 12 Jan 2015

Just hours after OnTheWight revealed that Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner labelled homosexuality ‘wrong’ and ‘dangerous to society’, he has stepped down as the MP

Friday, 28th April, 2017 6:03pm

By Sally Perry with 134 readers' comments

The country responds to Andrew Turner’s comments on homosexuality


The response to OnTheWight breaking the story about Andrew Turner's 'homosexuality is wrong' comment have been rapid and furious. It's all over the nationals, raising much comment.

Friday, 28th April, 2017 5:00pm

By Sally Perry with 54 readers' comments

Homosexuality ‘wrong’ and ‘dangerous to society’ says Isle of Wight MP claims college students (updated)

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While visiting A-level students today (that's 2017), Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner is said by one of the students there to have told them that Homosexuality was 'wrong' and 'dangerous to society'. Here's the detail.

Friday, 28th April, 2017 2:37pm

By Sally Perry with 134 readers' comments

Conservatives delay selection of prospective parliamentary candidate

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It won't be the members of the Isle of Wight Conservative Association making the decision of who will be selected as prospective parliamentary candidate in the general election, just the Executive, but even that decision is now delayed.

Friday, 28th April, 2017 10:27am

By Sally Perry with 30 readers' comments

Andrew Turner’s our man say Isle of Wight Conservative Association

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The Isle of Wight Conservative Association say they are united in supporting current MP, Andrew Turner, to carry the Conservative flag for them on 8th June.

Thursday, 20th April, 2017 2:17pm

By Sally Perry with 43 readers' comments

Andrew Turner will run in June General Election his office assures OnTheWight

Andrew Turner - looking to his side

The wording of the current Isle of Wight MP's statement on whether he would run again at the June General election was a little inconclusive when issued yesterday, so OnTheWight sought clarity.

Wednesday, 19th April, 2017 6:56am

By Simon Perry with 22 readers' comments

Snap general election welcomed by Isle of Wight politicians (updated)

Polling Station:

If the local election wasn't exciting enough for you, how about an early general election? It's looks highly likely one will take place on 8th June - just one month after the local election.

Tuesday, 18th April, 2017 1:19pm

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments