Bob Seely

Bob Seely was elected as Isle of Wight councillor for Central Wight in the 2013 and 2017 local elections.

Back in 2005, he stood as the Conservative candidate in Broxtowe, Nottingham, coming very close to winning the race with 37.2% of the votes (18,161) – just 2,296 behind the Labour candidate.

He’s been a spin doctor for the Tories and a member of the PR team at music channel MTV, not to mention serving in Iraq in the Territorial Army. Bob’s currently doing a PhD at King’s College, London, where his area of study is non-conventional warfare.

As he first disclosed on OnTheWight, Bob had an ambition to become a candidate for the Isle of Wight MP, when Andrew Turner was no longer in the role.

When in April 2017 Andrew Turner stepped down after his views on homosexuality became widely-reported and criticised, Bob became one of three candidates for selection. After a messy round of people dropping out and others popping up, Bob was finally selected as the Conservative candidate for the Isle of Wight MP.

He secured the seat in the 2017 General Election with 51.3% of the vote, 38,190 votes.

Readers can keep an eye on exactly how Bob Seely votes by visiting the UK Parliament Website.

Below are some of the articles where he’s been mentioned through OnTheWight:

Ordinary people left to suffer whilst MPs argue, pontificate and scheme, say Vix

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Vix Lowthion says that whilst Theresa May’s government has completely lost all ability to govern, ordinary people continue to suffer the unfairness and inequality, instability and disruption.

Thursday, 13th December, 2018 8:09am

By Vix Lowthion with 7 readers' comments

Justice minister ‘keen to help’ Isle of Wight council get hold of Camp Hill site, says MP

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The former prison site has been unused since 2013 and the council has identified it as part of its regeneration plans with a broad idea to use it as a site for housing, community, commercial and social uses.

Tuesday, 11th December, 2018 2:26pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 7 readers' comments

MP questions ferry firm over apparent non-payment of UK corporation tax (updated)

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Although there could be a reasonable explanation, Isle of Wight MP, Robert Seely, says that "Wightlink appears to pay no tax on its earnings" and adds that neither do the holding companies. Wightlink respond.

Friday, 7th December, 2018 8:49am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Parliament ‘in contempt of British people’ if Brexit not delivered says MP

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The Isle of Wight MP spoke in Parliament yesterday on the issue of Brexit, stating that if it is not delivered they will be in "contempt of the British people".

Wednesday, 5th December, 2018 12:32pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 17 readers' comments

WASPI in Westminster for opposition debate

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Among those making the journey to Westminster last week for the WASPI rally were members of Solent WASPI Supporters’ Group (Southampton, Portsmouth, South Hampshire and the Isle of Wight). Shelagh reports back on proceedings.

Monday, 26th November, 2018 1:13pm

By Shelagh Simmons with one comment

Mixed response to Isle of Wight MP’s ‘patronising’ WASPI women speech in Parliament

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Find out why Isle of Wight Conservative MP, Robert Seely was praised and condemned over his speech at the debate on equalisation of the State Pension Age for women born in the 1950s.

Monday, 26th November, 2018 8:03am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Youth Trust welcomes new patron, Lord Grade, at Annual Gala Dinner

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The tenth gala dinner, this time held in Cowes, welcomed 170 guests, including Lady Francesca Grade and Lord Michael Grade.

Wednesday, 21st November, 2018 12:07pm

By Felicity Radak

Isle of Wight Girlguiding explore democracy during Parliament Week

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Girlguiding IW members across the Isle of Wight undertook a selection of Parliament related activities within their units during Parliament Week.

Tuesday, 20th November, 2018 8:30am

By Suzanne Whitewood

MP Seely backs May’s Brexit deal: Other Isle of Wight parties respond (update 3)

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Here's the Isle of Wight MP's full explanation as to why he's supporting Theresa May's Brexit deal, plus we've got the reaction of the leaders of other Isle of Wight political groups.

Thursday, 15th November, 2018 4:29pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

MP welcomes news million more disabled people in work

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Isle of Wight Conservative MP, Bob Seely, has welcomed figures showing that nearly a million disabled people have found work since 2013.

Thursday, 15th November, 2018 10:10am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 5 readers' comments

Ferry companies claim reliable services in reply to MP’s questions

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The MP says he's pleased the operators are taking responsibility for incidents seriously and that they understand passengers’ frustrations and anger over what's happened over last few months.

Tuesday, 13th November, 2018 12:09pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 5 readers' comments

Heartfelt plea to stand with others against Isle of Wight budget cuts

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Colleen is asking Islanders to stand together on Saturday to protest against the proposed £5.5m of cuts to be made by the Isle of Wight council. She explains why she believes it's important for Islanders to come together over these plans.

Wednesday, 7th November, 2018 9:55am

By Colleen Brannon